We the Leader: Build a Team of Equals Who All Lead AND Follow to Drive Creativity and Innovation

  • 4h 20m
  • Jeffrey Spahn
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2021

We live in a constantly changing world with new technologies introduced daily, perpetual connectivity, and relentless pressures to do more, faster, better. No one understands this better than business leaders, who must navigate change personally while simultaneously guiding their organization at the same time.

We the Leader provides a solution to this dilemma: Approach leadership as a collective art. That’s the guiding principle behind Jeffrey Spahn’s approach to creating sustained innovation within organizations. Spahn has guided myriad companies toward a more solid leadership foundation, and in this eye-opening guide, he shares his most powerful wisdom and shows you how to apply it to your own business.

Moving beyond the traditional model of top-down leadership, Spahn has created a foundation for an organizational culture that benefits from collective energy, curious conviction, and solid, actionable goals. You’ll find enlightening guidance on such principles as:

  • Collective flow―being driven by an energy beyond the limits of individuals
  • Panarchy―navigating the emerging terrain of collective leadership
  • Simultaneity―accessing collective flow by leading and following in the same action
  • Consilience―embracing opposing viewpoints as an opportunity to make a difference through differences

Filled with case studies of Spahn’s work with industry-leading companies and an effective decision-making process rooted in these principles, We the Leader represents the next step in the evolution of leadership―a fresh-eyed new way forward for your organization.

We the Leader represents a seismic shift in the evolution of leadership theory and practice. By implementing this innovative practice built on diversity, equity, inclusion, any organization can drive consistent winning results with ingenuity and speed.

In this Book

  • The Disruption and Evolution of Leadership
  • The Road from Anarchy to Monarchy to Hierarchy to Panarchy
  • Collective Flow
  • Consilience: Innovating from Differences
  • Only You can Lead You
  • Leading the Leader that is You
  • BOSS Yourself
  • How to BOSS Yourself
  • We the Leader: Separate and Equal
  • We the Leader: Separate and Simultaneous
  • Simultaneity Innovates Innovation
  • Simultaneity Practice: The Art of Curious Conviction
  • Leading with a Curious Conviction
  • The Accelerator: Communication and Decision-Making
  • A Hierarchy–Panarchy Hybrid
  • Creating Bridges: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Provocation
  • Leading without Leading
  • A Career of Leading Leaders