Theme D Collaboration and culture change

D4: Out with the hero, in with the collective

Author: Dr Chris Jansen and Stephen McConnachie

In this Leaders’ Connect hui recording from 5th November 2020, Dr Chris Jansen and Stephen McConnachie share their whakaaro on collective leadership.

  1. Describe a situation where you or someone you know has been able to influence an outcome, despite not being in a formal leadership position – i.e. exerting leadership influence without being “the leader”
  2. Do you believe collective leadership would be always, sometimes or never appropriate in your own context?
  3. What might collective leadership look like in your specific context?
  4. Which strategy resonated most with you, and why?
  5. How might you use these strategies in your own context?