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I am involved in a project where we are bringing a very participatory, AoH/learning journey/Theory U approach to a complex set of problems here in BC. The project team that is hosting this journey is definitely on board with trusting the process and trusting the people involved but they are really new to the whole idea of collaborative leadership. One of our team leaders in particular is very young and has asked for a good overview of the differences between our approach and traditional views of leadership. her challenge is that she is responsible for traditional outcomes and accountabilities while hosting an emergent process.
So I'm looking around for some good, simple, high level articles that discuss our way of working that would be suitable for a traditional manager who is wanting to enter into this dojo!
My favorite article right now is:
New Ways of
Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World
Hope you like it too!
Here are some online sources on shared leadership that I recommend :
· From the MIT Leadership Centre, Senge, Peter et al. 4 Capabilities of Leadership Framework: http://mitleadership.mit.edu/r-dlm.php
· Doyle, M.E., Smith, Mark K. (2005) The Theory and Practice of Shared Leadership and the Significance of Ethical Practice, download fromhttp://www.infed.org/leadership/shared_leadership.htm
Would be pleased to discuss in more depth at any time.
Diana M. Smith
I do think that every community or organisation can only advance stepwise towards higher level of cultures. This is well described in Spiral Dynamics and in the level of consciousness by Richard Barrett. So your team leader should be aware that she cannot stretch too much the people of her organisation ... unfortunately.
Forgot to propose an article from HBR presenting the Leadership Styles by Goleman.