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Why are network approaches to leadership vital for the social sector?

What are the consequences of privileging an individual leader development model?

What are the personal and social benefits of network approaches to leadership development?
  • Personal benefits
    • Relationships are more open, transparent, trusting and accountable
    • Peer groups provide more support and confidence grows
    • Risks are easier to take
    • Influence is broader
  • Social benefits
    • Resources are used more efficiently
    • Mission impact is more consistently sustained
      • Nonprofits that pursue their missions through networks of long-term, trust-based partnerships consistently achieve more sustainable mission impact with fewer resources than do monolithic organizations that try to do everything by themselves (Wei-Skillern, 2008)
    • Adaptation to changes in the external environment is easier
    • Information, resources, and knowledge are accessed more freely
    • Costs of participation and coordination are reduced in the long-run
    • Innovation, experimentation and learning from failure are encouraged
    • Outcomes are scalable
  • What are the next frontiers for investing in network leadership and network leadership development?
  • What are we learning from case examples of network leadership development?

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