E-leadership: Tackling complex challenges

Mary Lynn Pulley, Valerie Sessa

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Abstract

In exploring the impact of digital technology on leadership, we identify e-leadership as a complex challenge that is characterized by five key paradoxes: swift and mindful; individual and community; top-down and grass-roots; details and big picture; and flexible and steady. For people to function effectively in this changing environment, a broader definition of leadership is needed – one where people in organizations make sense together of the challenges facing them and where they participate in leadership at every level. This requires a training environment where individual skills of perspective-taking, network and coalition building, and story telling are developed along with team-based skills of using dialogue, managing networks, and protecting voices from the fringe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Commercial Training
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2001

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Keywords

  • Internet
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Training

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Lynn Pulley, Mary ; Sessa, Valerie. / E-leadership : Tackling complex challenges. In: Industrial and Commercial Training. 2001 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 225-230.
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In: Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 33, No. 6, 01.11.2001, p. 225-230.

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