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Shared Leadership and Its Implications for Nonprofit Leadership

Robert L. Routhieaux


Shared leadership can provide a foundation for nonprofit organization sustainability. A culture of shared leadership can enhance an organization's resilience and adaptability and help ensure its ability to navigate turbulence and uncertainty. A literature review on key concepts and research on shared leadership is provided in this article. This background is then used to frame recent trends in the nonprofit sector and how shared leadership might enable nonprofit organizations to navigate current and future trends more effectively. Finally, specific suggestions for developing a culture of shared leadership are provided. 


leadership; organizational change; organizational sustainability

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