Review of the book Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership, Craig Pearce and Jay Conger Eds.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin B. Lowe, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This book opens with the aspiration to jump-start the reader’s knowledge of the shared leadership phenomenon and closes with an editorial assessment that only the surface has been scratched. In my estimation, the authors have accomplished their mission and have accurately assessed the state of the field. Before reading Shared leadership: Reframing the hows and whys of leadership, my familiarity with this research stream was basic and limited. Following this engaging and in-depth read, I came away with a deep appreciation for the breadth of prior research that can be leveraged to underpin the study of shared leadership, the complexity in the conceptualization of the topic, the measurement challenges associated with conducting high quality shared leadership research and the importance of temporality (long neglected in most streams of leadership research) to studying the shared leadership phenomenon.

Additional Information

The Leadership Quarterly, 17(1), 105-108
Language: English
Date: 2006
Book review, Shared Leadership:Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership, Shared leadership, Measurement challenges

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