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Putting the “We” in Leadership: Continuing the Dialogue to Advance Our Science and Practice


Eduardo Salas.
Address: Department of Psychology, Institute for Simulation & Training, University of Central Florida, 3100 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826


This article addresses the insightful and diverse commentaries received regarding our focal article examining collectivistic leadership approaches from both a scientific and practical perspective. In our response, we attend to four emergent themes: the interdisciplinary and historic nature of collectivistic approaches to leadership, the need for studying the nature of collectivistic leadership as a unique phenomenon, the benefits and vulnerabilities associated with this leadership perspective, and the importance of understanding from a holistic perspective what influences collectivistic leadership and how to develop it. For each theme, we integrate feedback from the commentaries and provide our perspective in terms of how to continue the dialogue on collectivistic leadership for scientific and practical advancement.