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TPT - Leadership Typology

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The leadership typology provides a tool to describe and analyze specific leadership behaviour of individuals within a multi stakeholder environment. Their specific actions and approaches toward complex governance issues can be described through the use of 3 ideal typologies, resulting in a leadership profile that can be used to analyze decision-making processes and positive or negative stimuli on these processes.

The output is a qualitative typology of leadership behavior that provides insights in how leadership is taking shape while dealing with complex issues of water management. From these insights, perspectives on how to better deal with complexity in governance processes can be gained.

The tool provides ideal typical descriptions of leadership behavior that can assist the user in making an analysis of how leadership is playing a role in an ongoing governance process. As such it provides insights in the strengths and weaknesses of how current leadership behavior is dealing with management in a complex governance environment and helps identifying the elements leadership that are of main importance in a certain governance situation.

In order to identify the description categories of the ideal types a lengthy and intensive study of the process, the main actors and their subsequent actions, is needed.

Using the TDT typology requires:

  • An insight in the ideal typical categorizations, which can be generated by acquainting oneself with the literature.

Study of the governance process by analysis of policy documents, observations of the process meetings and interviews with key players

The tool is linked to the module of Sustainable Urban Water Management and can be used (as an exercise) in describing and analyzing complex governance processes in SUD with a specific focus on leadership roles.water