SHIFT Cultural Leadership Annotated Bibliography

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The main goal of this annotated bibliography is to explore the concept of Cultural Leadership by adopting a community oriented understanding. Going beyond the idea of the leader as the sole enactor of change, the project understands change as a transformational process that can be kickstarted by innovation entrepreneurs in touch with the organisational community.

As a collection of resources, the bibliography focuses on different dimensions of this understanding of cultural leadership. Leaders have to root their efforts of change not only in normative ideas and ideal states, but also in the analysis of the current state of their organisation. The collection presents ideas of what cultural leaders are and could be, but also introduces a series of methodological and analytical tools useful for understanding their organisations.

This annotated bibliography is by no means exhaustive and is rather meant as a guide.

This publication has been created by Trans Europe Halles and the SHIFT partner networks as output for the cultural leadership strand of the SHIFT project (Shared Initiatives for Training).