Stage 7, known as Anointment, is the final stage of the P=ENTS community builder's journey and represents the pinnacle of achievement and selflessness in community building. This stage challenges community builders to transcend their own ego and willingly step down from their positions of power and influence, decentralising operational control and supporting new leaders to take the reins of the community they have built.
Voluntary Power Relinquishment
Anointers demonstrate the highest level of humility and selflessness by voluntarily surrendering the power they have accumulated throughout their community-building journey. They understand that true leadership is not about maintaining control but empowering others to step into leadership roles and drive the community's growth and success.
Advocates of Decentralisation
Anointers embody the principle of decentralisation, recognising its significance in nurturing empowered and resilient communities. By relinquishing their power, they set an example for others, encouraging the distribution of decision-making authority, fostering collaboration and creating a culture of shared leadership.
Supporting New Leaders
Anointers focus their efforts on supporting and nurturing the emerging leaders they have mentored and trained. They provide ongoing guidance, mentorship and resources to help these leaders navigate the challenges of community building and effectively lead their communities. Anointers serve as a source of wisdom and inspiration, ensuring a smooth transition of leadership.
Anointers strive to create a self-replicating model of community building by empowering new leaders to replicate their successes. They equip these leaders with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to independently build and sustain communities based on the P=ENTS methodology. Anointers aim to multiply their impact by nurturing a network of capable and visionary community builders.
Anointers have gained unparalleled expertise in community building through their extensive experience working with multiple communities. They are sought after all over the world for their profound knowledge, practical insights and transformative impact. Their reputation as world-leading experts in community building further enhances the recognition and credibility of the P=ENTS methodology.
Anointers, as the epitome of community builders, gain entry to the P=ENTS Elysium. This distinction signifies their enduring legacy and the lasting impact they have made in the P=ENTS methodology community. They become part of the folklore, immortalised as exemplars of selflessness, wisdom and ethical leadership, serving as role models for aspiring community builders.
Leading Examples of Greatness
By voluntarily relinquishing power and demonstrating a lack of corruption, Anointers become leading examples of what it truly means to be a great human being, not just a great community builder. Their actions transcend community building itself, inspiring others to prioritise the well-being of communities and embody the values and principles of P=ENTS in their lives.
Even though Anointers step down from their formal leadership positions, their influence and impact persist. They remain involved in the P=ENTS community as respected advisors, mentors and consultants, providing guidance to new generations of community builders and contributing to the ongoing evolution and refinement of the P=ENTS methodology.
Reaching the Anointment stage requires immense personal growth, a deep commitment to the principles of community building and the ability to transcend individual ambitions for the greater good. Anointers leave a profound and lasting legacy, serving as beacons of inspiration for future community builders and forever etching their names in the annals of P=ENTS folklore.