This paper describes values-based network leadership conceptually aligned to systems science, principles of networks, moral and ethical development, and connectivism. Values-based network leadership places importance on a leader's repertoire of skills for stewarding a culture of purpose and calling among distributed teams in a globally interconnected world. Values-based network leadership is applicable for any leader needing to align interdependent effort by networks of teams operating across virtual and physical environments to achieve a collective purpose. An open-learning ecosystem is also described to help leaders address the development of strengths associated with building trust and relationships across networks of teams, aligned under a higher purpose and calling, possessing moral fiber, resilient in the face of complexity, reflectively competent to adapt as interconnected efforts evolve and change within multicultural environments, and able to figure out new ways to do something never done before.
Stricker, Andrew; Westhauer, Todd; Sheets, Travis; Hawkins-Scribner, Toni; Calongne, Cynthia; and Truman, Barbara
"Values-Based Network Leadership in an Interconnected World,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 11
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol11/iss1/12