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Collaborative Leadership
I've been researching this school of thought on leadership and haven't found much.

Can you help me by giving me the names of authors and/or scientific articles on the topic?
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Luis,

yes, this topic is not deeply researched.
One research, which also won an IPMA reward and was funded by PMI is by Ralf Müller, PMI Fellow and editor-in-chief of the PMI research journal PMJ.

He will present it to the Germany Chapter next Thursday, 12.5. 18:00 CEST. Free for all, you just have to register your email before booking the event.

https://pmi-gc.de/eventkalender/757 (Balanced Leadership)

He also gave a webinar on the related topic of governance here some days ago
https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/7...roject-networks

Thomas
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1 reply by Luis Branco
May 09, 2022 6:23 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Thomas
Thanks for the links you sent me.
I will try to attend the webinar.
Do you know if we can subscribe in deferred?

Honestly... I don't understand a word of German :-)
I don't know how to apply...
Luis -

Could you clarify what you mean by collaborative leadership? Are you referring to the active collaboration which leaders should do with key stakeholders when making decisions, or something else? If so, it feels like this is just part of the broad spectrum of behaviors we expect from good leaders.

Here are two older articles from HBR from the same authors on the subject:

- https://hbr.org/2011/07/are-you-a-collaborative-leader
- https://hbr.org/2011/06/most-managers-agree-that-you

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
May 08, 2022 12:08 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thanks for the links you sent me.

I will read carefully

In the new talent triangle, in the "Power Skills" dimension, it is mentioned in Leadership Styles: "Collaborative Leadership"
May 08, 2022 7:56 AM
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Luis -

Could you clarify what you mean by collaborative leadership? Are you referring to the active collaboration which leaders should do with key stakeholders when making decisions, or something else? If so, it feels like this is just part of the broad spectrum of behaviors we expect from good leaders.

Here are two older articles from HBR from the same authors on the subject:

- https://hbr.org/2011/07/are-you-a-collaborative-leader
- https://hbr.org/2011/06/most-managers-agree-that-you

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Thanks for the links you sent me.

I will read carefully

In the new talent triangle, in the "Power Skills" dimension, it is mentioned in Leadership Styles: "Collaborative Leadership"
Anonymous
Google: "Scholarly articles on leadership" and you will not only find many articles, but also many professional publications dedicated to the subject.
My only challenge with the use of the term is that collaboration is a much abused word. With true collaboration, you see emergent solutions or approaches which combine ideas from all participants. Leadership on the other hand doesn't imply emergence of something so I would think "Inclusive leadership" would be a more apropos term.

Kiron
Collaborative leadership is many times seen as a 'Kumbaya' thing, same as is inclusive leadership. Some may even see collaborative leadership as achieving consensus.

A boat full of agreeable leaders is not leadership. Leadership is listening with minimal bias and based on the information gathered making the best decision (not necessarily a compromise decision) and follow that with explanation of the decision to the persons impacted by that decision 'leading' to appropriate action and delivery..

The objective is not to find: "solutions or approaches which combine ideas from all participants" but find the most effective solutions which may or may not combine ideas from all or some of the participants.
Kiron made valid points. The best bet is google scholars search, I think.
Yet another qualifier for leadership. We love to say that a certain type of leadership is better than others, for example servant leadership. Since leadership is very much situational, I say that leadership is all encompassing: you cannot be a servant leader without being a collaborative leader, and vice-versa.

Where you can better see leadership's undergarments is in the qualities and skills needed: emotional fitness, communications, vision, negotation, etc.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
May 09, 2022 2:47 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Stephane
In the Jobs Report 2022 prepared by PMI we can read:
"Which Skills Matter Most?
Developing the right skills can help boost career opportunities and advancement.
These are the top five power skills and capabilities for project managers:
1. Relationship building
2. Collaborative leadership
3. Strategic thinking
4. Creative problem solver
5. Commercial awareness"
May 09, 2022 8:59 AM
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Yet another qualifier for leadership. We love to say that a certain type of leadership is better than others, for example servant leadership. Since leadership is very much situational, I say that leadership is all encompassing: you cannot be a servant leader without being a collaborative leader, and vice-versa.

Where you can better see leadership's undergarments is in the qualities and skills needed: emotional fitness, communications, vision, negotation, etc.
Dear Stephane
In the Jobs Report 2022 prepared by PMI we can read:
"Which Skills Matter Most?
Developing the right skills can help boost career opportunities and advancement.
These are the top five power skills and capabilities for project managers:
1. Relationship building
2. Collaborative leadership
3. Strategic thinking
4. Creative problem solver
5. Commercial awareness"
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
May 09, 2022 4:05 PM
Stéphane Parent
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Which begs the question, Luis: can you be a collaborative leader without being a relationship builder? Without being a strategic thinker? ...

We love to create categories yet the human spirit is a gestalt that cannot be broken down into such categories.
May 09, 2022 2:47 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Stephane
In the Jobs Report 2022 prepared by PMI we can read:
"Which Skills Matter Most?
Developing the right skills can help boost career opportunities and advancement.
These are the top five power skills and capabilities for project managers:
1. Relationship building
2. Collaborative leadership
3. Strategic thinking
4. Creative problem solver
5. Commercial awareness"
Which begs the question, Luis: can you be a collaborative leader without being a relationship builder? Without being a strategic thinker? ...

We love to create categories yet the human spirit is a gestalt that cannot be broken down into such categories.
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