What Exactly is a System Leader?


There is no doubt there is a growing need for leaders who understand systems change. But what exactly does that mean. Here's one of the best definitions we've found: 

“System leaders apply an unusual combination of skills and attributes to 

mobilize large-scale action for systems change. Like many leaders, they tend to be smart, ambitious visionaries with strong skills in management and execution. Unlike traditional leaders, they are often humble, good listeners, and skilled facilitators who can successfully engage stakeholders with highly divergent priorities and perspectives. Systems leaders see their role as catalysing, enabling and supporting widespread action – rather than occupying the spotlight themselves.”  -- From: Why the world needs systems leadership, not selfish leadership 


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