PUBLICATION Journal article

Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations

Enduring sustainability challenges requires a new model of collective leadership that embraces critical reflection, inclusivity and care. Leadership collectives can support a move in academia from metrics to merits, from a focus on career to care, and enact a shift from disciplinary to inter- and trans-disciplinary research. Academic organisations need to reorient their training programs, work ethics and reward systems to encourage collective excellence and to allow space for future leaders to develop and enact a radically re-imagined vision of how to lead as a collective with care for people and the planet

Keywords: Academic practice, Collegiality, Equality, Sustainability transition, Well-being

Care, O., M. Bernstein, M. Chapman, I. Diaz Reviriego, G. Dressler, M. Felipe-Lucia, C. Friis, S. Graham, H. Haenke, L. Haider, M. Hernández-Morcillo, H. Hoffmann, M. Kernecker, P. Nicol, C. Piñeiro, H. Pitt, C. Schill, V. Seufert, K. Shu, V. Valencia, and J. Zaehringer. 2021. Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations. Sustainability Science 16:703–708.