Community Leadership: A Theory-Based Model

The community is one of the foundations of our modern society. Community represents an important context that is unique from other leadership settings. Although there are an abundance of context agnostic theories and models within the leadership literature, a theoretically-based model specifically intended for community leadership remains notably absent. The purpose of this article was to address this gap by proposing a theoretically-based model of community leadership. The proposed model expands upon previous recommendations in the literature and specifically identifies 20 areas within five superordinate factors. The community leadership conceptual model should provide leadership educators with a robust framework for developing contextually appropriate leadership curriculum.