You have now reached the end of this free course on collective leadership. This is only a taster about what is meant by leadership and working collaboratively within an organisational setting.
The course touched on the Collective Canyon to help you think about leadership practices. You also heard from leaders from a variety of backgrounds who have shared their experiences and insights.
To finish, there is one more insight to share with you. In the final video, Air Commodore Paul Godfrey reflects on who has inspired him to be the leader that he is today. It is an important part of working in a collective. Remember that, as a leader or a follower, you are being watched by many others. These could be new people to the organisation, contractors, customers, less senior personnel, and so on. What you do, how you think, and how you react is all part of casting your own shadow – this shadow influences the people around you.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.