To examine the leadership requirements and challenges that need to be considered for future organizational sustainability.
The approach adopted focuses on the pool of talent available and required within the organization and how a philosophy of shared responsibility and commitment can be engendered on behalf of the organization.
A model is provided outlining how multiple conversations, namely a practice of polylogue, can be effectively pursued.
The benefits of polylogue are outlined in terms of future leader development and staff retention through accommodating a co‐operative working environment.
Pursuing multiple “fierce conversations”; through polylogue, but in a constructive manner, is positioned to effectively realize competitive advantage.
Lee‐Davies, L., Kakabadse, N.K. and Kakabadse, A. (2007), "Shared leadership: leading through polylogue", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 246-253. https://doi.org/10.1108/17515630710684295
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