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Creating Leaderful Organizations by Joseph A. Raelin

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6 Concurrent Leadership

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IF THE POSITION LEADER OF A COMMUNITY HAS EITHER INHERITED or developed a group whose members can work effectively both independently and interdependently, then leadership can extend beyond the mantle of authority. People within the group can participate in leadership at the same time as the position leader.

As a revolutionary concept, concurrent leadership may threaten position leaders with loss of status or function, or even their very jobs. However, in a leaderful organization, they continue to occupy critical roles, though roles often discrepant from traditional bureaucratic authority. Among their responsibilities is ...

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