Monthly Archives: July 2013

Leadership Research – 6219 Day Three

Samuel Hunter, et al. (2007) describe the typical leadership research project as one that relies on the administration of a survey for the purpose of gathering data, and on the analysis of this data using statistical techniques to generate conclusions. … Continue reading

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Embracing Complexity – 6219 Day Two

Scholars in many academic disciplines, especially those that claim to take a scientific approach and that hope to offer causal explanations for the various phenomena they study, suffer from a certain amount of physics envy. After all, who wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Theories about Theories – 6219 Day One

Axiologies answer the question of what we value. There are two essential components to an axiology, the first dealing with ethics and the second dealing with aesthetics. Ethics has enjoyed a rapid rise in interest over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Shared Leadership – 6106 Day Eight

Among recent developments in the study of leadership, complexity theories recognize that the individuals and structures through which leadership emerges and takes place are constantly changing and adapting to new situations. Similarly, these theories recognize that providing an accurate and … Continue reading

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Charismatic and Transformational Leadership – 6106 Day Seven

Given the community economic development focus of CBU’s MBA program, questions regularly emerge about the differences in training and skill set required by future leaders in the not-for-profit sector, versus those who will pursue careers with for-profit organizations. While the … Continue reading

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Leaders and Followers – 6106 Day Six

Today, I have very little to say. Instead, I want to point you to a short video, with commentary by Derek Sivers. The subject matter pertains to the role of first followers in generating a social movement. Enjoy. Discuss. But, … Continue reading

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Traits and Behaviors – 6106 Day Five

By the time we are at a place in our life where, either through workplace training or formal education, we begin to learn about leadership in a systematic manner, we have already developed a rather complex, elaborate, and for the … Continue reading

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