IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Developing Shared Leadership through Encounter Group Training


  • Anshul Taneja

    () (Senior Lecturer, Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, Delhi)


One milestone in the development of leadership theories is that of shared leadership. This concept brings about the function of leadership being shared amongst team members through the collective development of vision, shared responsibility, shared work goals, trust and free flow of information. The key to the success of shared leadership lies in open communication. Encounter group training is a powerful tool to open up team members and bring about the free communication and trust that will allow interpersonal sharing. This training methodology can play a significant role in shared leadership by developing the very qualities necessary for it to happen. The article is divided into five sections. After the introduction, a section is devoted to the concept of shared leadership followed by a section on encounter groups. The next section elaborates on the working of encounter groups followed by a case study of an encounter group session conducted by the author. The last section contains the concluding observations.

Suggested Citation

  • Anshul Taneja, 2009. "Developing Shared Leadership through Encounter Group Training," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 4(2), pages 63-68, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:2:p:63-68

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    stress; employee attraction; pressure; turnover; retention strategies;

    JEL classification:

    • A0 - General Economics and Teaching - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:2:p:63-68. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Himanshu Agarwal). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.