Sensemaking About Leading Middle Managers

Strategic leadership on the TMT level implies that the process of influencing others to achieve shared objectives is carried out by more than one person. Thus TMT leadership contains an extra, collective dimension as compared with leadership on the individual-CEO level. TMT members have to coordinate and align their individual ideas and actions to develop a common understanding of their leadership approach that they carry out collectively. However, our research team observed that few studies have reported how TMT members understand this leadership aspect of their task. To understand and describe how leadership issues play a role in TMT interaction, we use the concept of sensemaking.

Sensemaking is a process ...

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