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Does shared leadership fosters taking charge behaviors? A post-heroic leadership perspective in the public sector higher educational institutes

Ahmad Raza Bilal (Sohar University, Sohar, Oman)
Tehreem Fatima (The University of Lahore – Sargodha Campus, Sargodha, Pakistan)
Muhammad Kashif Imran (Department of Management Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 23 July 2019

Issue publication date: 23 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to advance the theoretical perspective of complexity leadership paradigm to introduce shared leadership style as a precursor of taking charge behavior in public sector higher educational institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan. Moreover, this study unveils the underlying mechanisms of the climate of initiative and psychological safety for clarifying the link of shared leadership and taking charge.

Design/methodology/approach

The multi-source and multi-wave data were analyzed by employing double mediation analysis (PROCESS Model 4); using 282 valid responses obtained from a proportionate stratified sample of faculty members working in public sector HEIs of Pakistan.

Findings

The result indicates that shared leadership is a suitable style for governing the public sector HEIs and it fosters taking charge behavior in teaching faculty. Additionally, shared leadership creates climates that support initiatives and are psychologically safe that set stage for taking charge behaviors in teaching faculty of public sector HEIs of Pakistan.

Originality/value

This research has filled the gap of focusing on more collaborative leadership styles instead of traditional vertical leadership practices in public sector HEIs of Pakistan. Theoretically, this study suggests new insights into the contextual antecedents and mediating mechanisms of taking charge behaviors.

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Citation

Bilal, A.R., Fatima, T. and Imran, M.K. (2019), "Does shared leadership fosters taking charge behaviors? A post-heroic leadership perspective in the public sector higher educational institutes", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 137-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPL-04-2019-0016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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