Making common sense: Leadership as meaning-making in a community of practice

By Wilfred H. Drath & Charles J. Palus
Center for Creative Leadership

Summary

A prevalent way of viewing leadership is as a process of social influence. In this report, the researchers offer an alternative perspective: seeing leadership as a process of social meaning-making. The practical and research implications of such a view are considered.

Citation

Drath, W. H., & Palus, C. J. (1994). Making common sense: Leadership as meaning-making in a community of practice (Technical Report No. 156). Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.35613/ccl.1994.2004

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