A Social Identity Theory of Leadership

@inproceedings{Hogg2001ASI,
  title={A Social Identity Theory of Leadership},
  author={Michael A. Hogg},
  year={2001}
}
A social identity theory of leadership is described that views leadership as a group process generated by social categorization and prototype-based depersonalization processes associated with social identity. Group identification, as self-categorization, constructs an intragroup prototypicality gradient that invests the most prototypical member with the appearance of having influence; the appearance arises because members cognitively and behaviorally conform to the prototype. The appearance of… CONTINUE READING
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