Title

Shared Leadership in Practice: When Does it Work Best?

Document Type

Article

Department

Drucker School of Management (CGU)

Publication Date

2015

Disciplines

Leadership Studies

Abstract

Leadership is generally thought to flow from the top to the bottom in organizations. In fact, a cursory glance at the popular press shows very clearly that top organizational leaders—the Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director—are often glorified as being the brains behind the success of the entire organization (e.g., Ray Kroc of McDonald’s, Bill Gates of Microsoft) or vilified as the cause of an organization’s downfall (e.g., Kenneth Lay of Enron). A look behind the scenes, however, shows a far more complex situation.

Rights Information

© 2015