TITLE

Leadership as Medium: A Leaderless Group Discussion Model

AUTHOR(S)
Barge, J. Kevin
PUB. DATE
September 1989
SOURCE
Communication Quarterly;Fall1989, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p237
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two models of group leadership are articulated: (1) a group leadership influence model, and (2) a leaderless group discussion model. A group leadership influence model assumes that leaders are more effective when they are active within the group and that this activity level is positively associated with group productivity. A leaderless group discussion model maintains that effective leadership is more docile and that the group's overall leadership activity versus the activity of an individual leader is a better predictor of group productivity. The assumptions of these two competing models of group leadership were tested in a laboratory descriptive study. The results suggest that a leaderless group discussion model provides a better understanding of the data. Implications for group leadership from a leaderless group discussion perspective are discussed.
ACCESSION #
18451456

 

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