Great leaders can be found in many places and many companies. Some of have spent careers fine tuning their portfolio of interpersonal skills so that they’ll be effective when the going gets tough. But let’s face it. Knowing where to turn for unique leadership skills can be a challenge.
It’s often difficult to find “the real thing” among a crowded field of would-be originals.
- Q1. Skills. What are the key skills that a collaborative leader must possess?
- Q2. Styles. In “Primal Leadership” (2002), Goleman calls for adopting 1 of 6 styles: visionary, coaching, affiliative, democratic, pace setting, commanding. Which apply here?
- Q3. Behaviors. How can we recognize a collaborative leader from among others who are less collaborative?
- Q4. Mindset. How can leaders adopt a collaborative mindset?
As we review the complex and evolving Team Dynamics (Ch.15) in The DNA of Collaboration, again and again we find leaders must play key roles to guide organizations through collaborative processes. This discussion is a starting point for more to follow.
We look forward to your insight on this important thread.
Chris Jones @sourcepov