“Facilitative leadership differs from traditional leadership in that it concentrates on teaching others rather than directing others.” – Glaser, 1991
The primary responsibility of facilitative leaders is to help others learn and develop. They provide guidance when a group is struggling or needs direction. They lead by asking questions, rather than by giving orders. Facilitative leaders also manage interactions between groups of people in order to provide their group with the best work environment.
Becoming a facilitative leader requires learning a set of skills that were not previously rewarded in organizations — giving up control, giving credit to others and allowing mistakes. These skills take time and energy to acquire. It is naïve to assume that traditional leaders will have the knowledge and willingness to practice these skills as soon as the organization decides it must change. The transition process is not instantaneous — it is gradual.
Mars Surface Rover is a leadership game that teaches leaders — both new and experience — about the concepts and benefits of collaborative leadership. In this game, you’ll use K’NEX® pieces to build a Rover. Along the way, many vital skills are reinforced, like communication, influence, decision-making, change management and many more.
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