Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations

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  • O. Care
  • M. J. Bernstein
  • M. Chapman
  • I. Diaz Reviriego
  • G. Dressler
  • M. R. Felipe-Lucia
  • S. Graham
  • H. Hänke
  • L. J. Haider
  • M. Hernández-Morcillo
  • H. Hoffmann
  • M. Kernecker
  • P. Nicol
  • C. Piñeiro
  • H. Pitt
  • C. Schill
  • V. Seufert
  • K. Shu
  • V. Valencia
  • J. G. Zaehringer

Enduring sustainability challenges requires a new model of collective leadership that embraces critical reflection, inclusivity and care. Leadership collectives can support a move in academia from metrics to merits, from a focus on career to care, and enact a shift from disciplinary to inter- and trans-disciplinary research. Academic organisations need to reorient their training programs, work ethics and reward systems to encourage collective excellence and to allow space for future leaders to develop and enact a radically re-imagined vision of how to lead as a collective with care for people and the planet.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSustainability Science
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)703-708
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

    Research areas

  • Academic practice, Collegiality, Equality, Sustainability transition, Well-being

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