Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Showing leadership by not showing your face: an anonymous leadership effect

Grace, D. M.; Platow, Michael J.


We examined experimentally whether a person unknown to potential followers could be seen as showing leadership. Based on the social identity analyses of leadership, we predicted that would-be leaders pursuing group-oriented goals would be seen as showing leadership to a greater degree when they were anonymous than when they were identified. We predicted this pattern would reverse when would-be leaders pursued personal, self-oriented goals. Support for this hypothesis was found for all but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01
Type: Journal article
Source: SAGE Open
DOI: 10.1177/2158244014567476


File Description SizeFormat Image
Grace et al Showing leadership by 2015.pdf4.86 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator