Resonant team leadership is the key to effective change and growth within organisations, Richard Boyatzis argues in this Harvard Business Review post.
Boyatzis describes resonant leadership as the ability to build trusting and engaging relationships with others; in effect, resonant leaders are the social glue of an organisation.
The post includes case studies on sports teams and product innovation experiences to highlight the reasons why resonant team leadership, both on formal and informal levels, matters.
It's claimed many organisations underperform because diverse teams are expected to achieve their goals without sufficient investment in the building of a shared identity.
Or as Boyatzis puts it: "For sustained, desired change to occur in a team, something has to carry the contagion of emotion and information back and forth among the levels within which they exist."