Hosted by faculty of the M.A. in Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s College, this blog provides a forum to explore the theories and perspectives essential to practicing leadership that benefits people, their organizations and communities, and the world at large. With your participation, we envision this blog to be an active inquiry: what kind of leadership is needed to best respond to the challenges and opportunities in today’s world, and how do we develop it in ourselves and in others?
Those who know us are aware that we view leadership as both relational and collaborative, and which can be practiced as individuals in roles and positions, and also as part of teams and collectives. We also view leadership as distinct from management and governance, yet necessarily complementary, which often disrupts the status quo in order to promote meaningful and transformative systems change. As something in which every stakeholder participates, we recognize that leadership requires developing a wide range of skills and intelligences that go beyond the technical and analytic to include emotional, social, systems, cross-cultural and creative intelligences.
We invite you to provide us with experiences, stories, questions and reflections of how we develop a practice of leadership capable of effectively responding to the unique challenges and opportunities in today’s interdependent world.
Let’s continue the conversation here! Look for new posts every two weeks.