Leadership as an Organizational Quality

Rodney T. Ogawa, Steven T. Bossert

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In this article, leadership is conceptualized as an organizational quality. Adopting a perspective on organizations offered by institutional theory, the authors offer a view of leadership that builds on the following points: Leadership flows through the networks of roles that comprise organizations. The medium of leadership and the currency of leadership lie in the personal resources of people. And, leadership shapes the systems that produce patterns of interaction and the meanings that other participants attach to organizational events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-243
Number of pages20
JournalEducational Administration Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration


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