Leadership is The Dark Matter of Organizations

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Abstract: Leadership is a product of the dark matter in the world of organizations. Like the dark matter in the cosmos, leadership is hypothesized to exist, although its existence can, for the most part, only be inferred from actual observable conditions, events, and circumstances that include successful conclusion of “leadership events.” Thus, leadership actualizes as a transactional event that occurs between the leader and his or her colleagues. Putting the point in a different frame, teams and team work are not just the best leadership strategy, they are the only leadership strategy available to us. …