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Leadership and team effectiveness in community coalitions for the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse
Karol L. Kumpfer, Charles Turner, Rodney Hopkins and John Librett

Community partnerships and coalitions that develop comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse prevention initiatives are increasing, and while some coalitions are successful, few proposed models or formulas have led to effective partnerships. The authors look at the style of coalition leaders, suggesting that the success of partnerships increases if the leader is able to empower others.

A representative coalition tested a theoretical leadership model of a substance abuse prevention team. Results showed that leadership styles that provide positive support and networks for the coalition increase the team's member satisfaction and contribute to the coalition's effectiveness in the community.

Health Education Research: Theory & Practice, 1993, 8(3):359-374


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