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Transition to Success by Christine L. Allegretti, Melinda S. Harper

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CHAPTER 3

The Peer Leadership Process

Effective leadership is one of the most essential elements in groups and a prerequisite for the direction and integration of group members toward a common goal. Effective leaders are especially necessary for social affiliations and other related groups to succeed and thrive. However, leadership in and of itself is one of the most misunderstood and confusing nuances in the human experience (Bennis, 1975; Burns, 1978; Gardner, 1990). This misunderstanding may arise partly from the ever constant evolution, change, and shifts in dynamics inherent in the leadership process. Current leadership experts emphasize not only identifying values of leadership but also developing an understanding and knowledge of strategic ...

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