Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Measure of Attributes and Benefits of the Co-Leadership Model: Is Co-Leadership the Right Fit for a Complex World?
by Yankee, Daryl K., M.S., Pepperdine University, 2017, 66; 10271206
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research is to verify key attributes, benefits, and deficiencies of the co-leadership model. Does co-leadership encourage more thoughtful decisions, provide checks and balances, and better support in a complex environment? Explanatory sequential mixed method research was employed to determine qualitative and quantitative measurable impacts. A sample group of 14 co-leaders, formally and informally paired, from the profit and not-for-profit sector were surveyed. The survey consisted primarily of Likert-type Scale queries to test assumed attributes and benefits and open-ended questions used to identify unanticipated attributes, benefits, and deficiencies. In depth interviews were conducted with three individuals who have served under the co-leadership model to determine key factors that lead to successful implementation. Results were verified using inter-rater reliability and shared with participants in hopes that more organizations will recognize and endorse co-leadership as a legitimate model that better supports sustained leadership in an increasingly complex world.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schaffer, Regan H.
Commitee: Egan, Terri D.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Behavioral Sciences, Organization Theory
Keywords: Co-leadership, Leadership development, Organizational development, Partnerships, Servant leadership, Shared leadership
Publication Number: 10271206
ISBN: 9780355096026
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