Title

A Multilevel, Indentity-Based Approach to Leadership Development

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

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

Keywords

Leadership development, Leader development, Self, Identity, Managerial transitions, Multilevel models

Discipline

Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Human Resource Management Review

Volume

17

Issue

4

First Page

360

Last Page

373

ISSN

1053-4822

Identifier

10.1016/j.hrmr.2007.08.007

Publisher

Elsevier