Leadership as relationship

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The article reviews the various ramifications in the discussion on leadership, focusing on the view of leadership as relationships between leaders and followers. Three main types of leader-follower relations are discussed, and their specific characteristics are described: regressive relations, symbolic relations, and developmental relations. After analyzing the major implications, as well as the conceptual limitations, of these perspectives, the article suggests directions for a more integrative conceptualization of leader-follower relations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-125
Number of pages19
JournalJournal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • General Psychology


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