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p. 1128. Can we do without leaders?locked

  • Keith Grint


‘Can we do without leaders?’ considers whether or not leadership is an unnecessary aspect of society or organization, or if it should be ‘distributed’, either moderately (so that leadership is shared) or radically (so that, because everyone is a leader, no-one is). It concludes that we need to concentrate on mechanisms for holding individual and collective leaders accountable and on creating a more responsible citizenship that is more willing to engage in acts of leadership. We must also accept collaborative leadership where members of the collective must authorize each other to lead because collectives are notoriously poor at decision-making.

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