What is it about?

This article reveals some critical insights for managers who have struggled with the leadership necessary to effect participatory change. In it, the author and noted scholar on leadership, Joe Raelin, makes the case that democratic leadership, referred to as “leaderful practice,” should be the fundamental form of leadership that characterizes participatory organizational change.

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Why is it important?

The author makes the case that the apt mode of communication for democratic change is dialogue and deliberation. It engages the responsible parties to decision making without privileging particular stakeholders because of their status or authority.

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This page is a summary of: Dialogue and deliberation as expressions of democratic leadership in participatory organizational change, Journal of Organizational Change Management, February 2012, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/09534811211199574.
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