Research has shown that self-managed teams are more successful and effective than “boss”-driven teams. Daniel Pink has popularized the social science research showing that the internal motivators of purpose, mastery, and autonomy are much more powerful than external motivators (carrot-and-stick approaches).
Collective leadership is a process. It is dependent on the relationships among the parts in the system, whether that system is two people working together; a classroom, team, board, or organization; or a system initiative. In collective leadership, the way the group works together makes it different from a more traditional model of leadership.
This is a shift from thinking of a leader as a “hero” to thinking of a leader as a “host.”
Better decisions and increased effectiveness.
Increased self-direction and motivation.
Removing barriers to internal motivation is needed for growth and development.
Increased engagement and investment.
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Source: Adapt Consulting Blog