A Multilevel, Indentity-Based Approach to Leadership Development
A frontier of leadership development is examined involving the respective roles of levels-of-analysis and identity in constructing an integrated development system. An approach is described in which individual and relational leadership identities are the focus of developmental efforts at lower organizational levels (e.g., individual contributor and first-level supervisor) but collective identities become the focus at higher levels (e.g., general manager and above). The separate areas of levels-of-analysis and leader identities are first discussed in terms of their respective relevance to leadership development. These are then discussed jointly in elaborating on a proposed development approach that integrates across organizational levels as well as levels of development (i.e., leader development and leadership development). In developing collective leadership identities, processes that involve participants in engaging across boundaries (functional, hierarchical, geographical) are recommended
Leadership development, Leader development, Self, Identity, Managerial transitions, Multilevel models
Human Resources Management
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Human Resource Management Review
DAY, David Vaughan and Harrison, Michelle M..
A Multilevel, Indentity-Based Approach to Leadership Development. (2007). Human Resource Management Review. 17, (4), 360-373. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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