Hybrid leadership

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With the recent emergence of distributed leadership, a key question is: What happens next? One possibility is that a distributed understanding may replace traditional individualistic leadership approaches. Another is the polarization of the field around re-assertions of individualism and proponents of distribution. A third development may be an accommodation between distributed and individualistic approaches. Another possible outcome is hybridity, the focus of the chapter. Hybrid leadership means mixed leadership patterns. Employing data from a case study, this chapter explains why such patterns arise and how hybrid leadership operates. The chapter also identifies some of the problems and possibilities opened up by a hybrid view of leadership, and the significance of this perspective for the future of the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Leadership According to the Evidence
EditorsKenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall, Tiiu Strauss
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)0203868536, 9780203868539
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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