Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Organizational and network leadership

Many thanks to the Leadership Learning Community for honoring me with the monthly member spotlight in their newsletter published today.

The same newsletter features Claire Reinelt's article, "How is network leadership different from organizational leadership." She shares a chart from the Monitor Institute that breaks it down like so:

Organizational Leadership Network Leadership
Position, authority Role, behavior
Individual Collective
Control Facilitation
Directive Emergent
Transactional Relational, connected
Top-down Bottom-up

Here's what is meaningful to me in this table:
  • Network leadership emerges and dissolves in accordance with its environment (emergent facilitation).
  • Organizational leadership sustains itself with a force distinct from its environment (directive control).
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