Servant Leadership, Co-op Principles, Values, & Spirit!

The Co-op isn't the brick and mortar building or whatever operation it chooses to live through.  Its the people, the spirit of cooperation, the principles and values that breathe life into the operation.

As with humans, if the spirit dies, so does vehicle that housed it.
The cooperative model cannot support an operation with traditional mindsets at its helm.  Its like hammering a square peg into a round whole. 
It was designed with a unique set of values and principles which are the glue that binds it together.  Attempting to impose traditional mindsets of winner looser, hierarchy, and fear-based thinking, within a cooperative organizational system will only constraint its true power, and limit its ability to actualize its full potential.