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Petra Kuenkel

Kuenkel, Petra

Kuenkel, Petra

Member of the Executive Committee, International Club of Rome; Founder, Collective Leadership Institute; Fellow, WAAS

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Member of the Executive Committee, International Club of Rome; Founder, Collective Leadership Institute; Fellow, WAAS

Petra Kuenkel is a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Club of Rome and the Founder of the Collective Leadership Institute. As a seasoned systems scientist, visionary author and expert in complex multi-stakeholder settings she promotes systems transformations and has profound international experiences in organizational and societal change. Based on successful transformation processes, she developed the dialogic change methodology and the Collective Leadership Compass, a guiding tool for navigating change in complex multi-actor settings. She is a leading strategic advisor to pioneering international initiatives that tackle sustainability challenges. Kuenkel’s ground-breaking publication The Art of Leading Collectively received international attention. She published the forward-looking 2019 Report to the Club of Rome exemplifying a novel approach to about Stewarding Sustainability Transformations.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Can the Future be predicted? Deliberations on a war we cannot afford   ( War in Ukraine ), ( Peace and Security )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The war on Ukraine is a wake-up call. Not because not all wars are atrocities that steal lives and future. It is a wake-up call, because it so bluntly reveals the violent perpetuation of a dominance model that has held human evolution captive for 6000 years. The article looks at the underlying pattern that creates, keeps and recreates structures that give rise to mad men and psychopaths who then think appropriating a country (or a woman, or people, or natural...
Transformation Literacy as a Collective Stewardship Task
The recent years have seen the increasing use of the term transformations in the context of the multiple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and global health challenges. Transformations encompass conscious change efforts that involve collaboration, innovation, societal learning, institutional strategy changes, and individual approaches towards thinking and acting. They include shifts in power structures and relationships and are built on the assumption that positive change for a...
Repurposing Economies Towards Life   ( Economy & Ecology ), ( Money & Finance ), ( Social Welfare ), ( New Economics ), ( Sustainable Development )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract On a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over; we experience forest fires of frightening magnitude, floods and storms scare many people to evacuate their homes. Not only do young people say that time is running out, the latest IPCC 2021 report paints a depressing picture of our collective future and many scientists are increasingly warning of the many negative path dependencies that deteriorate our planetary life-support system. But at the fringes of...
Stewarding Aliveness in a Troubled Earth System   ( New Paradigm ), ( Global Governance & Law )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The state of the world suggests we are at a crossroad—the next 15 to 20 years will have a decisive impact—more than in any period before—on the conditions of life on Earth. Rising awareness about the urgency of dealing with climate change is symptomatic of an increasing concern for the future of humanity and our life support system. Most approaches to solving the global challenges, however, stay within a framework of thinking that calls for technical and...