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Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership brings together the foremost thinkers on the subject and is the first book of its kind to address the conceptual, methodological, and practical issues for shared leadership. Its aim is to advance understanding along many dimensions of the shared leadership phenomenon: its dynamics, moderators, appropriate settings, facilitating factors, contingencies, measurement, practice implications, and directions for the future. The volume provides a realistic and practical discussion of the benefits, as well as the risks and problems, associated with shared leadership. It will serve as an indispensable guide for researchers and practicing managers in identifying where and when shared leadership may be appropriate for organizations and teams.

Flow, Creativity, and Shared Leadership: Rethinking the Motivation and Structuring of Knowledge Work
Flow, creativity, and shared leadership: Rethinking the motivation and structuring of knowledge work
CharlesHooker, MihalyCsikszentmihalyi

The roots of shared leadership can be found in the changing nature of work. Years ago, Peter Drucker (1959) noted the rise of the knowledge worker as both symptom and cause in changing patterns of organizational structuring and leadership. According to his mid-century observation, technological advances in industrialized nations and growing interest in innovation spawned a steady increase in the proportion of work requiring a high degree of formal education, training, and knowledge. Instead of performing the repetitive tasks of traditional manual laborers, modern workers have been required to apprehend and apply theoretical and analytical knowledge (Drucker, 1995). In ...

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