Exploring co-leadership talk through interactional sociolinguistics
Vine, Bernadette, Holmes, J., Marra, Meredith, Pfeifer, Dale and Jackson, Brad. (2008) Exploring co-leadership talk through interactional sociolinguistics. Leadership, Vol.4 (No.3). pp. 339-360. ISSN 1742-7150Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742715008092389
This article seeks to bring to the fore the processes by which leaders co-create leadership through collective talk within the workplace. Co-leadership has recently been recognized as an important aspect of leadership practice, especially at the top of organizations, yet it remains under-theorized and empirically under-explored. Guided by the desire to integrate concepts that have emerged from leadership psychology with discursive leadership approaches, this exploratory empirical study applies a specific form of discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, to three different organizational contexts. Because interactional sociolinguistics focuses on the ways in which relationships are seen to be negotiated and maintained through talk, it is well placed to analyse leadership, a relational process involving leaders and followers that is predicated on asymmetrical power relations. The analysis demonstrates how successful co-leaders cooperate, dynamically shifting roles and integrating their leadership performance to encompass task-related and maintenance-related functions of leadership.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Leadership|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 339-360|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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