What is the difference between management and leadership?
Management versus Leadership is well explained here.
In times of change, transformational leadership seems to provide a superior solution in leading the group or team. Transformational leaders seek to transform. Transformational leadership could also be used in peer mentoring.
Another form of leadership is distributed leadership. It involves forming small teams with distributed leadership.
In the case of networks, what would leadership look like?
In this Applying Design Thinking and Complexity Theory in Agile Organization by Jean Tabaka, the focus of leadership in networks would be based on emergence and resilience. To this end, I reckon distributed cognition, with distributed and emergent leadership would be a way to go. This leadership characteristics may be based on the Cynefin Model as developed by Dave Snowden.
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The sort of leadership style that likely makes sense in networking would then be based on an emergent practice. This requires an emergent and resilient leadership style to steer the networks. Action by leaders in such networks include probe, sense and respond in complex networks.
How to move beyond management and leadership in networks?