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Collective leadership
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This free course was written by Clare Holt. It was first published in May 2020.

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Activity 2: Source, Avolio, B., Walumbwa, F. and Weber T. J. (2009) ‘Leadership: Current theories, research, and future directions’, Management Department Faculty Publications, pp. 421–449, University of Nebraska.

Activity 3: Source, Suda, L. (2014) ‘In praise of followers’, PM World Journal, 3(2), pp 1–11.

Activity 4: Source, Dr Clare Holt (2013) Doing politics differently: How a ‘nerdy Professor’ engaged with the citizens of Calgary. Courtesy: Dr Clare Holt.

Section 3.1: Source, Alvesson, M., & Sveningsson, S. (2003). Managers Doing Leadership: The Extra-Ordinarization of the Mundane. Human Relations, 56(12), 1435–1459.

Activity 6: Source, Singhal, A., Buscell, P. and McCandless, K. (2009) Saving Lives by Changing Relationships, Positive Deviance for MRSA Control and Prevention in a U.S. Hospital, Number 3. With kind permission.

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