The Art of MA Leadership: A Brief Introduction to Wayfinding for a Sustainable Future
The current article explores a nascent configuration of leadership, long present in its practices but without a name. Emerging from a phenomenographic study of leaders for local sustainability, it is widely observable when we look. People, regardless of formal roles or identities, are responding to a call for transformation in discoverable, recognizable, and variegated ways not yet fully described. Rather than a model or process, we employ a heuristic device and represent leadership that answers this call as Ma Leadership. The essay argues that it is coming from ourselves in a renewed form of cooperation and collaboration. As a response to the instinctual bias for heroic and singular narratives, Ma Leadership orients us in the unbounded system, a wayfinding that surfaces the connections among and between systems.
Balda, J.B. and Stanberry, J. (2021), The Art of MA Leadership: A Brief Introduction to Wayfinding for a Sustainable Future. J Ldrship Studies, 15: 63-69. https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21787
Journal of Leadership Studies