Co-leader subjectivity in an educational setting

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Ragnvald Kvalsund
Eleanor Allgood


The study focuses on the subjectivity of co-leadership as it is experienced
in certain counselling, guidance and leadership courses in higher
education in Norway. The learning process is always facilitated by two
leaders who work together. In this intensive study, six experienced
co-leaders sorted the sample six times with the different conditions of
instruction focusing on various perspectives of the co-leadership
relation. Rogers' ideal and real selves and Laings' direct and
meta-perspectives are among the conditions of instruction. The
experimental design was constructed around three effects ? relation,
role and activity. A 3-factor solution was chosen that revealed
different views of the co-leader relation. Role effect played a minor
part in the factors and activity was not operational. The finding that
some leaders had difficulty seeing their co-leader as different from
them was an interesting discovery that prompts further investigation.

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Kvalsund, R., & Allgood, E. (2005). Co-leader subjectivity in an educational setting. Operant Subjectivity, 28(3/4). Retrieved from