Lateral leaders influence, persuade, and elicit constructive contributions from others at all levels of an organization. In this article, the authors build off their 2021 Brick & Click Conference Proceedings article and weave in their own perspectives and experiences of lateral leadership in action through a discussion of (1) the importance and role of lateral leadership in today’s organizations; (2) how using a strategic mindset can steer problem solving; (3) ways to identify, cultivate, and support lateral leaders; (4) strategies to build trust and empower others as a peer; and (5) techniques for working thoughtfully with teams as a lateral leader.
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Moore, Anne Cooper; Croxton, Rebecca; and Saines, Sherri, "Lateral Leadership in Action" (2023). University Libraries Open Access Publications. 2.
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Anne Cooper Moore, Rebecca Croxton & Sherri Saines (2023) Lateral Leadership in Action, Journal of Library Administration, 63:7, 851-866, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2023.2262363