ERIC Number: EJ863069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Janusian Leadership: Two Profiles of Power in a Community of Practice
Weaver, Lisa D.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Colbeck, Carol L.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n5 p307-320 Dec 2009
This article investigates how informal positions of power emerge within a community of practice and how positions of power influence communication and understanding about key issues. Findings from a study of one community of practice reveal Janusian leadership within the group and the effects of emergent, informal power roles on group goals, adding to theoretical knowledge about small groups, academic peer groups, and communities of practice.
Descriptors: Leadership, Communities of Practice, Group Dynamics, Power Structure, Peer Relationship, Higher Education, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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