In an age of increasingly complex social issues, a global economy, renewed emphasis on positive outcomes, and a scarcity of resources; a culture of collaboration is becoming more prominent. hierarchical leadership is being overshadowed by a new way of leading via collaborative partnerships. This paper will seek to define collaboration and its advantages in today's society. It will identify how society encourages collaboration and various methods used to collaborate. It will explore strategies to build collaborations and what barriers are inherent within that process. Finally, the paper will take a close look at leadership within a collaborative environment. Personal characteristics of effective collaborative leaders will be identified. Effective leadership strategies to encourage collaborative environments will be explored. The paper concludes with the paradoxes inherent to collaborative leadership.
"Creating and Leading in an Environment of Collaboration,"
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol8/iss1/7