Developing Collective Leadership: Partnering in Multi-stakeholder Contexts

(Published in Part IV – Bridging Sectors and Communities of the book Leadership is Global, Global Leadership Network, 2006)

Executive Summary: In this chapter, Alain Gauthier, a senior leadership coach and facilitator working worldwide with the top management of major corporations, the United Nations, and other international institutions, describes in detail the application of the partnership paradigm in multi-stakeholder context. Based on his experience in facilitating the emergence of sustainable local and global partnerships, the author discusses multiple approaches and tools that can be applied to help diverse leaders mature together as “boundary crossers”, while addressing critical issues that cannot be solved within a single organization or sector. Continue reading