The Selfless Leader

A Compass for Collective Leadership

by Stephen Brookes

What are the key differences between individual and collective leadership?

Is selfless leadership achievable?

Leadership has traditionally focused on the individual. Recent research however argues that collective leadership is more agile and responsive to the complex requirements of modern organizations – especially in the public sector. Collective leadership therefore offers an alternative perspective that brings a fresh dimension to the understanding of leadership.

The Selfless Leader explores leadership through the collective lens. It provides a brief historical background to the development of leadership as a discipline and discusses the evolution and applications of collective leadership. It is grounded in solid academic research and illustrated with topical real-work examples and case studies.

This is a unique and highly topical text that approaches leadership through fresh eyes. It is the perfect resource for leadership students, lecturers and practitioners alike.