Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations

O. Care*, M.J. Bernstein, M. Chapman, I. Diaz Reviriego, G. Dressler, M.R. Felipe-Lucia, C. Friis, S. Graham, H. Hänke, L.J. Haider, M. Hernández-Morcillo, H. Hoffmann, M. Kernecker, P. Nicol, C. Piñeiro, H. Pitt, C. Schill, V. Seufert, K. Shu, V. ValenciaJ.G. Zaehringer

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Enduring sustainability challenges requires a new model of collective leadership that embraces critical reflection, inclusivity and care. Leadership collectives can support a move in academia from metrics to merits, from a focus on career to care, and enact a shift from disciplinary to inter- and trans-disciplinary research. Academic organisations need to reorient their training programs, work ethics and reward systems to encourage collective excellence and to allow space for future leaders to develop and enact a radically re-imagined vision of how to lead as a collective with care for people and the planet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-708
Number of pages6
JournalSustainability Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2021


  • Academic practice
  • Collegiality
  • Equality
  • Sustainability transition
  • Well-being

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