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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Fisherfolk organisation leaders combine 3 major styles of leadership to different degrees. Leadership style refers to a leader’s characteristic approach when directing, motivating, guiding and managing groups of people.

The three main types of leadership style of interest are authoritarian (autocratic), participative (democratic) and delegative (laissez-faire). Leadership styles may be used in combination by leaders depending on the situation.

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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Leadership style is a leader’s typical way of guiding and managing a group. The three main types of leadership style of interest are #authoritarian (autocratic), #participative (democratic) and #delegative (laissez-faire).

Leadership styles may be used in combination by leaders depending on the situation.
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Fisherfolk organisations can fail due to little succession planning to groom new leaders. This weakness in organisational culture needs to be addressed to ensure leadership longevity.

The creation of “leaderful” organisations could be the answer.
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Succession planning is scarce in fisherfolk organisations in the region; it is rarely a focus. Limited or no succession planning means there is little time to groom new leaders and this can slow an organisation’s growth.
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Many challenges exist to successfully sustaining fisherfolk organisations globally. In Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (#CRFM) Member States additional problems are usually due to limited capacities.

Leadership challenges offered by leaders, both current and those anticipated in the future, are diverse and differ in complexity. They may be grouped broadly into numerous internal or mainly organisational challenges, and fewer external challenges caused by external shocks and pressures that provide potential threats to the success of fisherfolk organisations.

Which of these challenges resonate with you?
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Is one ever prepared for leadership? There were mixed feelings regarding the level of preparation leaders had on first taking up their leadership positions.

Any unpreparedness for leadership could be alleviated through mentorship and succession planning in fisherfolk organisations .

How did you feel when you took up your leadership position?
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Motivation to participate in leadership can either be for selfless or self-serving reasons. It appears as if Caribbean leaders are dedicating their service to fisherfolk organisation leadership for benevolent reasons.

Such motivations can only strengthen fisherfolk engagement in stewardship and sustainable management of fisheries in the region.
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Developing FFO capacity = a more meaningful role in fisheries governance. There is a fairly diverse range of capacity amongst fisherfolk leadership in the Caribbean. However, there are gaps in capacity that need to be addressed to strengthen leadership for steering the fishing industry towards improved viability and sustainability.
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Leadership in fisherfolk organisations tends to be held by mature women and men. Taking on leadership roles may be related to years and experience in the fishing industry.

What is the situation like for you as a leader in the industry?
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#StewardFish project LeadershipX3 communications.

Differences in the types of posts held by men and women in fisherfolk organisations in the region is clear.

Is the situation similar for men and women in your fisherfolk organisation?
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#StewardFish project #LeadershipX3 communications.

There are many more men than women in leadership roles in the fishing industry.

Barriers to and opportunities for women’s leadership in fisherfolk organisations in the Caribbean need to be investigated more.

What do you think are some of these barriers and opportunities?
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📌#StewardFish project #LeadershipX3 communications.

➡#Leadership may be assigned or emergent⬅

#Assigned leadership is based on a formal position within an organisation. #Emergent leadership is revealed through a leader’s natural abilities and behaviours despite lacking the power associated with a formal position.

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