The history of leadership theory started with an emphasis on traits – the notion that it is the make-up of the leader that makes all the difference. This paper brief seeks to provide a framework that allows us to integrate prior leadership theories, while focusing on what leaders actually do. It is a framework that views leadership as a capacity that both individuals and groups possess.
Authors: Deborah Ancona, Peter Senge, Tom Malone, Wanda Orlikowski
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)