Paolo Giusta


This article uses the principle of fraternity to read some recent evolutions of the concept of leadership both in research and in practice (for instance, the Arab revolutions) from individual, to shared, to collective leadership. In particular, it explores how some fraternal characteristics of collective leadership can provide an effective practice, underpinning both successful participation and transformation. The fraternity principle, indeed, can help collective leadership evolve from a “neighborly choice” to a full-fledged “civic duty”: a duty, however, which like leadership itself cannot be enforced or imposed from outside, but must result from an inside-out movement.