The Art of Leading Collectively – Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future
By Petra Kuenkel with foreword by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
A guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government and social change networks.
Our world is facing unsustainable global trends—from climate change and water scarcity to energy insecurity, unfair labor practices, and growing inequality. Tackling these crises effectively requires a collective form of leadership. But, in a world of many silos, how do we get people to work together toward a common goal? It is a question that Dr. Petra Kuenkel answers in The Art of Leading Collectively.
Readers learn how to tackle system change for sustainable development, reimagine leadership as a collaborative endeavor, retrain leaders to work collectively, and manage diverse groups through a change process that has sustainability as a guiding focus. The book offers many examples of collective leadership efforts involving corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors around the world.
Drawing upon two decades of pioneering internationally recognized work orchestrating multi-stakeholder initiatives, Kuenkel provides a roadmap for leaders from multinational companies involved in partnerships, international organizations engaged in cooperative development, public agencies, and interest groups—as well as for citizens seeking solutions to social and sustainability challenges.
Sustainability and an economy for well-being is on the agenda of every nation, every organization, and many citizens today; it is a global movement that cannot be ignored. Become part of the community of game-changers. Leading collectively is a paradigm shift in how individuals find their leadership roles in a spirit of collaborative co-creation and contribution to the common good.
The Art of Leading Collectively helps you navigate the collaborative journey. It will take you backstage, behind the scenes of what the world will need more of if we want to co-create a better future: successful collaboration. It will help you implement more outcome-oriented and constructive co-creation on a day-to-day basis – for yourself, your team, your organization, and your cross-sector collaboration initiative.