Friday, January 26, 2007

Collective Leadership

Having just completed a social network analysis project with a new client, I asked him if anything had played out differently than he expected. He replied that he expected to see key leaders in his organization (and got that) but what he didn't expect was the impact of seeing how all the pieces fit together. Seeing that context helped him appreicate how individual his notion of leadership had been.

I was excited to hear his revelation and told him about the Leadership Learning Community (LLC), which is convening its annual "Creating Space" gathering for the theme of "Collective Leadership." Book your ticket to Baltimore: April 11-13, 2007.

Kudos also to my friend and colleague Claire Reinelt of LLC, for her recently published "Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation," co-edited with Kelly Hannum and Jennifer Martineau of the Center for Creative Leadership.

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jheuristic said...

Hi --

The Southern California Cluster meets 22 Feb 2007 at LAX. The theme is Collective Intelligence Networks. CI Nets are essential to collective leadership.


All are welcome. Clusters are non-commercial, not for-profit. Secure, online registration in advance rqr'd.



Joe Green said...

I just finished a great book on Leadership Development that I thought you might be interested in checking out. The book, What Got You Here Won't Get You There, was written by Marshall Goldsmith. It identifies habits in the workplace/life that successful people need to break to become even more successful. After identifying the habits it then provides a framework for changing behavior that might limit future success. It is a process Marshall has used with several of the world's leading CEOs. I found the book through a BusinessWeek article ( Just a suggestion. Keep up the good work!