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Leadership as social identity management: introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model

Steffens, Niklas K.; Haslam, S. Alexander; Reicher, Stephen D.; Platow, Michael J.; Fransen, Katrien; Yang, Jie; Ryan, Michelle K.; Jetten, Jolanda; Peters, Kim; Boen, Filip


Although nearly two decades of research have provided support for the social identity approach to leadership, most previous work has focused on leaders' identity prototypicality while neglecting the assessment of other equally important dimensions of social identity management. However, recent theoretical developments have argued that in order to mobilize and direct followers' energies, leaders need not only to ‘be one of us’ (identity prototypicality), but also to ‘do it for us’ (identity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-10
Type: Journal article
Source: The Leadership Quarterly
DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2014.05.002


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