The art of leading collectively



Today’s unsustainable global trends―from climate change and water scarcity to energy insecurity and growing inequality―demand an entirely new kind of leadership, one based on collective, not individual, efforts.

But how can we get people―from heads of state to corporate leaders to issue-minded advocates―to work together, effectively, toward common goals? It is the question that Club of Rome member Petra Kuenkel answers in her new book “The Art of Leading Collectively”.

Kuenkel shows how we can reimagine leadership as a collaborative endeavor, retrain leaders to work collectively, and manage groups through change processes. Drawing upon two decades of pioneering, internationally recognized work, she shares her chief tool, the Collective Leadership Compass, and shows others how to successfully use it to help diverse groups and networks solve complex, urgent problems. She also shares real-world examples of collective leadership efforts involving corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors around the world.

Readers will learn about the processes that led to a sustainable textile alliance, set standards for sustainable cocoa and coffee production and trade, helped nations rebound from war, develop sustainable infrastructure, tackle resource conflicts with global businesses, and much more.

The Art of Leading Collectively provides a clear roadmap for those seeking solutions to our toughest social and sustainability challenges.

Read more about the book here.