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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