What is it about?
As an Indigenous people Maori know a lot about collective leadership as we have continuity of experience through the aeons. We highlight that to truly be collective in leadership means building a community where everyone can express leadership according to situations and expertise, of working the tensions that inevitably arise, having a transmittable enduring knowledgeable code and strengthening ties of affection between people. Importantly collective leadership is in service of a purpose that changes conditions for the better, for people and for the environment. This form of leadership builds on the previous generations - "success is succession", and is thus very different to the "new broom sweeps clean" approach of many leaders today.
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Why is it important?
Deeply grounded view of collective leadership from a culture that knows a lot about it.
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This page is a summary of: Paradigm warriors: Advancing a radical ecosystems view of collective leadership from an Indigenous Māori perspective, Human Relations, December 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0018726719893753.
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