Balancing Subgroup Identification and Superordinate Group Cooperation
Margarita Krochik New York University
Tom R. Tyler New York University
OVER THE YEARS a considerable amount of research has focused on investigating the traits and skills that produce great leaders. As some organizational scholars suggest, the idea of great leadership has often assumed a heroic, larger-than-life quality.1 A great deal of energy is devoted to optimizing our understanding of leadership ability. This energy flows from the recognition that the effectiveness of groups, organizations, and societies depends considerably on having leaders who are able to orchestrate, unify, motivate, and coordinate collective action toward shared values and goals. ...