Shared Leadership in Practice: When Does it Work Best?
Drucker School of Management (CGU)
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.
Craig L. Pearce & Wassenaar, C. L. (2015). Shared Leadership in Practice: When Does it Work Best? Academy of Management Perspectives, DOI: 10.5465/amp.2015.017