June 2021

Locally Driven, Globally Supported: The New Model of Leadership for Effective Systems Change

English Sall & Jeffrey C. Walker
While Top Down and Bottom Up approaches have their strengths and weaknesses, we’ve observed a third approach that has the potential to outperform either of the traditional models. We call it Locally Driven, Globally Supported (LDGS). In this article, we’ll describe the LDGS leadership model and show how six organizations have used it successfully.