In the soul of an ecosystem builder lives a servant leader working for systems change.
As I recently wrote, society needs ecosystem builders now more than ever to help communities rebuild and recover. There’s an urgent need and opportunity for ecosystem builders to step up to the challenge and lead recovery efforts. But, there’s a special kind of ecosystem builder who we need most.
I’ve met and worked with ecosystem builders in many disciplines, roles, and capacities at both the local level in my community and at the field level nationally. Through the years, I’ve noticed that the ecosystem builders who I admire and respect the most share certain qualities — and it is these ecosystem builders that we urgently need.