Co-creating a sustainable future


Collective Leadership for Sustainability

The Challenge

All urgent challenges of sustainability, be it managing scarce water resources, adapting to climate change, securing access to adequate nutrition, or creating responsible value chains, require new forms of collaborative inventiveness, and people who are willing to implement change collectively at all levels and in all areas of our global society.

Why do we need Collective Leadership?

The world is interconnected. Turning the challenges of complexity, interdependency and urgency into opportunities requires more than passion, intuition, or excellent plans. Solutions to sustainability challenges cannot be found in isolation. Therefore we need to shift the way we co-create. Collaboration is not only paramount, it is the only way to success.

The Six Dimensions of Collective Leadership

Dimension 1: Humanity

  • Mindfulness 
  • Balance
  • Empathy

Dimension 2: Future Possibilities

  • Future orientation
  • Empowerment
  • Decisiveness

Dimension 3: Engagement

  • Process quality
  • Connectivity (Cohesion)
  • Collective action

Dimension 4: Collective Intelligence

  • Dialogic quality
  • Diversity
  • Iterative learning

Dimension 5: Innovation

  • Excellence
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity

Dimension 6: Wholeness 

  • Contextuality
  • Vitality (Agility)
  • Contribution
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