Shared Leadership Pays Dividends
What is a leader? Traditionally the title is ascribed to a formal, charismatic, often white man who leads an organization to greatness–but this definition never sat well with Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior Michael Kukenberger.
“Leadership is a process, not a person,” Kukenberger says. “From the team perspective, different people can contribute to leadership in different ways. If we allow each other to grant and claim leadership in different scenarios, then we’re using our pooled skillsets more efficiently. And–particularly in a very dynamic environment–if you share leadership there can be a lot of benefits.”