Social identity and the dynamics of leadership: Leaders and followers as collaborative agents in the transformation of social reality

@article{Reicher2005SocialIA,
  title={Social identity and the dynamics of leadership: Leaders and followers as collaborative agents in the transformation of social reality},
  author={Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam and Nick Hopkins},
  journal={Leadership Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={547-568}
}
Abstract Traditional models see leadership as a form of zero-sum game in which leader agency is achieved at the expense of follower agency and vice versa. Against this view, the present article argues that leadership is a vehicle for social identity-based collective agency in which leaders and followers are partners. Drawing upon evidence from a range of historical sources and from the BBC Prison Study, the present article explores the two sides of this partnership: the way in which a shared… Expand
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