2 Individual leadership versus collective leadership
This short animation will hopefully help you think more about what leadership really is: is it about the ‘person’ or is it about a collective ‘process’? The animation starts by looking at the heroic leaders of the past, all seen as powerful individuals, before going onto consider the idea that to achieve effective results it is often about people working together – leadership as a ‘process’ of influencing, facilitating and negotiating.
Over the past decade it has been recognised in leadership literature that leadership is not just about the ‘person’, but it involves far more; it is also about process. This rest of this section considers this concept of leadership also involving the follower.