Sharing is caring: Toward a model of proactive caring through shared leadership

Jeffery D. Houghton, Craig L. Pearce, Charles C. Manz, Stephen Courtright, Greg L. Stewart

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In this paper we address an age-old expression - "sharing is caring." We offer a model and propositions suggesting that shared leadership proactively increases group-level caring and ultimately group-level performance within organizations through two key mediating mechanisms - psychological empowerment climate and group solidarity. In addition, we identify collaborative capacity and collaborative context as two potential moderators of the relationships between shared leadership and the two mediators. We conclude by exploring the implications of our model for both research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-327
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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