The primary role of the leader in a complex adaptive system is to set the conditions for self-organization
The primary role of the leader in a complex adaptive system is to set the conditions for self-organization, 2) to focus on significant differences that will shape productive patterns, and 3) to design transforming exchanges among parts of the system critical to leveraging change (Olson & Eoyang, (2001).
Senge (2006), in Chapter 15, concurs and stresses the necessity of creating infrastructure, when he uses the terminology, “Leader as Designer.” Senge also stresses the importance of, “Leader as Teacher,” and “Leader as Steward.”
Anderson & Anderson (2010), in Chapter Four, determine that to become this type of leader, developing awareness is critical. Echoing Senge’s focus on self mastery (Senge, 2006, Chapter 8), they label this breed of leader as, “The Conscious Change Leader.”
PAPER: ME AS CHANGE LEADER
After reading Senge (2006), Chapter 15, reviewing the course reading assignments, the discussion forums and your journal submissions:
Introduce the paper by explaining how your notions of leadership have begun to shift during this course.
Write a job description, clearly based on course concepts, for hiring a Change Leader in your organization.
What are the required competencies?
What is the required mindset? What are the duties?
What challenges will this leader face?
Assume you are applying for this position, what will it take for you to become a leader of change?
What archetypes within your organization will you need to examine?
What areas of tension within your organization will you need to leverage?
Which of your current behaviors will you need to change?
What s******s and behaviors will you need to learn?