Community-Led Leadership : How Shared Leadership Is Created and What Its Requirements Are

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Shared leadership is doing work together.

In traditional leadership the focus is on looking for a culprit, whereas in modern leadership the focus is on looking for a solution to solve the problem. Leadership without blaming allows the employees to try out new ways, and the threshold to make decisions is lowered. With modern information technologies solutions are shared independent of time and place. The right use of tools combined with a helpful and permissive atmosphere create the prerequisites for sharing leadership. Leadership that is focused on one person is no longer necessary.

This book combines agile leadership methods with the solution-focused nature of leadership that allows for failures. Pondering responsibility is an important part of leadership, but not from the point of view of the culprit but from that of the solution. In leadership it is important to let go of selfish needs of being right and shining. In this way it is possible to harness the synergies of all the employees for the benefit of the entire organization. Shared leadership speaks about modern leadership in a simple form.

Community-Led Team: How to Create a Team that Leads Itself

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A group should work as a team, but one team member doesn’t show up at meetings, another is doing all the work of the others, and nobody in the team dares to give critical feedback. Usually these problems are handled by a supervisor. What if the team worked as a community-led team, without a supervisor? 

Working in a community-led team challenges the team members to grow as people and to take responsibility for the whole group. The key word here is communication.

This book presents the model of a community-led team, which can help a team to learn step by step to work without a supervisor, and to further develop the team’ previous working methods.

With the help of this model, we started to understand what teamwork is about. We lacked many of the basics, and therefore we couldn’t cooperate in a natural way around work tasks. By focusing on the right matters, we fixed the team’s internal communication, and we are able to react quickly to changing situations.

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