Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership
- Craig L Pearce - University of South Alabama, USA
- Jay A. Conger - University of Southern California, USA
Leadership | Organization Design & Development
"How leadership is shared in teams and organizations is an important subject, but one that has received little attention in most of the leadership literature. This timely book provides a rich and varied perspective on the subject. The highly qualified collection of scholars provide a good theoretical foundation to guide the future study of shared leadership."
"Shared Leadership offers a much-needed shift in our thinking about how leadership happens in teams and organizations. Pearce and Conger have brought together a diverse group of authors who collectively offer a comprehensive view of developing, implementing, and studying shared leadership in organizations. This volume is sure to fulfill its goal of "jump-starting" our knowledge of the shared leadership phenomenon."
"The time is as ripe as ever for a new paradigm of leadership that the authors simply call 'shared leadership.' This timely volume effectively 'jumpstarts' our knowledge of this emerging field by presenting a number of critical perspectives examining shared leadership using conceptual, empirical, and applied lenses."
"This volume redefines the essence of leadership. Pearce and Conger have assembled a cast of 'scholar-entrepreneurs' whose pioneering work firmly establishes the theoretical foundations for the study of leadership now and well into the future. This book is a must read for anyone interested in leadership in the age of teamwork."
"An essential reference work for any researcher or scholar who wants to understand, study, or facilitate collective approaches to productivity and performance in groups and organizations"
"Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership is rich in ideas that might help health care's highly interdependnet managers and caregivers work together more effectively in today's high-stress health care environment."
"Shared Leadership is a comprehensive, systematic and well-knitted collection of articles on a new dimension of leadership- shared or team leadership, with a well-thought out scheme of presentation of theory, research, practice and critique."
A most thorough and chronological analysis and evaluation of shared leadership that will be adopted for predominantly postgraduate students due to this texts academic style. Shared Leadership appears to have been written ahead of it's time whereby Pearce and Conger have positioned the theory and application of shared leadership in very current an empirical context, for example, where environmental drivers as well as generational differences are changing the way we perceive and execute leadership, in a changing business, and therefore social, context.
This book is an informative and stimulating contribution to the literature on shared leadership.
Good book and good information. Decided to take a different approach in the course.