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Clearings in the forest : on the study of leadership

Author: Nathan Harter
Publisher: West Lafayayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book targets an emergent market comprised of scholars and educators, as well as the libraries that serve them. People come to study leadership from different disciplines and expect to find an integrated, theoretical treatment of the subject. Despite the growing popularity of leadership programs, however, theoretical works are rare. As a few post-secondary programs introduce graduate programs in leadership, this  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harter, Nathan.
Clearings in the forest.
West Lafayayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647218816
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Harter
ISBN: 1557533814 9781557533814
OCLC Number: 58043446
Description: xxi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: What Is Leadership Studies? --
2: Pragmatism in Leadership Studies --
3: Leadership As Experience-Theory-Symbol --
4: Leadership As Image --
5: Let's Stop for a Moment ... 6-7: Leadership as Form --
8: Slicing the Apple --
9: Tread a Thorny Path : PART I: From Morality to Elite Formation: Alasdair Macintyre --
Michael Oakeshott --
Georg Simmel --
PART II: The Cry For Ethical Leadership: Our Predicament --
Eric Voegelin C. --
The Challenge For Ethical Leaders --
What Do We Expect? --
Wanting to Escape the Tension --
Openness to the Ground --
Deforming the Truth --
10: Webs Of Influence --
11: Time to Catch Our Breath --
13: Voegelin's Ladder --
14: Leadership in the Flux.
Responsibility: Nathan Harter.
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Reading about leadership is like walking through a dense forest. The literature goes in so many different directions a person can become lost. As a result, leadership studies struggle for academic  Read more...

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