Art of Collaborative Leadership

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The Art of Collaborative Leadership:
Building Networks of Interconnected Leaders

[photo - Akaya Windwood]

Akaya Windwood, President, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Good leadership requires moving across boundaries of sector, race, ideology, class, and political affiliation. Instead of competing for resources or working in isolation, leaders should reach across divides to develop healthy networks of trust and collaboration. In this audio lecture from the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good. She shares specific approaches and tools for leaders to step out of their comfort zones. These enable a collective effort that builds mutually beneficial relationships.

Akaya Windwood, currently president of Rockwood Leadership Institute, had previously served as Rockwood’s director of leadership development for three years. Windwood has more than 30 years of experience working for social justice. An executive leadership coach and organizational consultant, she is nationally known for her commitment to social and economic justice, and for building a compelling vision for effectiveness and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors.

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