Complexity leadership is a framework for enabling people and organizations for adaptability. It views leaders not as managerial implementers of top-down directives but as collaborators who work together to enhance the overall adaptability and fitness of the system.
Lichtenstein, Benyamin B.; Uhl-Bien, Mary; Marion, Russ; Seers, Anson; Orton, James Douglas; and Schreiber, Craig, “Complexity leadership theory: An interactive perspective on leading in complex adaptive
CAS are the basic unit of analysis in Complexity Leadership Theory. CAS are comprised of agents, however, and their roles in the CAS dynamic is important. Further, individuals (particularly those in positions of authority) can influence the CAS function and are likewise of interest in Complexity Leadership Theory.