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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations—Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers by Wilfred H. Drath

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BIGGER PICTURE

Thinking about leadership in this kind of collaborative context means understanding how “talking about what to do” can be a leadership process no less important than the process of a leader influencing followers.

Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers

Thinking this way encourages us to ask, Which beliefs do people need to hold and what specific practices do they need to engage in to produce direction, alignment, and commitment without a leader?

By reframing how we think about leadership from a leader-follower influence process to a DAC-producing process (which may include a leader-follower process), we can create a bigger picture of leadership that includes useful ways—who knows, maybe some useful new ways—for people to work together ...

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