Shared social identity in leadership

Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, Michael J. Platow

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In this paper we review recent evidence on the social identity model of leadership. First, we explain how this model is rooted in the social identity approach in social psychology and, specifically, the notion that shared reality and joint action in groups derives from shared social identity. We then show how effective leadership is a process of social identity management and we examine both the antecedents, the psychological and the political consequences of managing social identities
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Early online date22 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • Leadership
  • Social identity
  • Group processes
  • Shared reality
  • Identity management
  • Entrepreneurs of identity


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