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True or mistake - Sub-Circle Lead Link in a Super-Circle Gov. Meeting?

Lately on this forum I have found a link to nice cards helping when explaining Holacracy to others but at some point I got confused.

On one of the card (see http://bit.ly/2n0BqQ1) stays "Alongside with the Lead Link, the Rep Link reports about the health of the Sub-Circle in the Super-Circle's meeting".  So far I thought it's only Rep Link who participates in a Super-Circle meeting and nowhere in the Constitution I can find otherwise. What's correct?

4 Replies

Lead Link participates in the Super-Circle meetings as well.


2.3.1 Base Membership

Unless a special appointment or exclusion is made under the terms of this section, the Core Circle Members of a Circle are:

  • (a) each Partner filling a Defined Role in the Circle;



3.3.1 Attendance

All Core Circle Members are entitled to fully participate in all Governance Meetings of a Circle. The acting Facilitator and Secretary are also entitled to fully participate, and become Core Circle Members for the duration of a Governance Meeting even if they are not normally Core Circle Members.


A Lead Link is just a person assigned to a defined role that happens to be a circle:

2.1 Circle Basics

A “Circle” is a Role that may further break itself down by defining its own contained Roles to achieve its Purpose, control its Domains, and enact its Accountabilities. The Roles a Circle defines are its “Defined Roles”, and anyone filling one of its Defined Roles is a “Circle Member” of that Circle.

Tom Mulder

[@mention:553141978014385339]. De Lead Link of a Sub Circle is appointed by the Super Cirlce and the Super Circle sees the Sub Circle as just a role (Art 2.1). This role is filled by the Lead Link and the LL is therefor part of the Super Circle.

In the Comic book of [@mention:449833773917801859] you can see a well given explanation: http://igipartners.com/en/read...ok-free#page-156-157



Thank you [@mention:523162737680436711] for sharing our Comic Book 

Krzysztof Holeczko

Now the logic behind it is clear to me. Thank you both for valuable help!