This project examines networks at the individual, group, organizational, and societal level to generate insights that will help leaders and collectives as a whole develop network perspective and build more effective networks. This project uses an applied research approach to test how these insights can be leveraged to improve leadership development, with an emphasis on enhancing individual well-being, intergroup collaboration, change implementation, and innovation.

Current Opportunities:

Scientific Contribution:

  • Identify ideal social network structure and position for accomplishing career goals versus strategic business goals.
  • Identify the knowledge and skills needed for leaders to gain network acuity.
  • Examine antecedents and outcomes of collaboration patterns in teams, business units, and organizations.

Application to Leadership Challenges:

  • Findings from this research can help leaders build professional networks, lead team and organizational networks, enact shared leadership, and gain network acuity.

Connect With Our Team:

Interested in learning more about our research and development work?

Contact Kate Frear to learn how your organization can participate in cutting-edge applied research opportunities.

Contact Chuck Palus to learn how your organization can use community and cross-sector networks to address society’s biggest problems.