The Transformational Experiences that Leave Ordinary People Being Leaders, Access to a Context that Uses You, and Education as Stretching the Mind (Las Experiencias Transformacionales que Dejan a Personas Ordinarias Siendo Líderes, Acceso a un Contexto que te USA y la Educación Como una Expansión Mental)
Michael C. Jensen
Harvard Business School; Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Kari L. Granger
Sunergos, LLC; Center For Character and Leadership Development
April 3, 2010
La versión en español de este documento se puede encontrar: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2134114
This document (compiled by Erhard, Jensen and Granger) is the first, second and third of six pre-course reading assignments for an experimental leadership course ("Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological Model") developed by the authors at the U. Rochester Simon School of Business 2004 – 2008. (This course is taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a version of which is taught at the U. of Rochester Simon School of Business and the Erasmus Law School, Rotterdam, NL, and was taught by us at Erasmus Academie in Rotterdam in 2009, the Mays School of Business, Texas A&M, College Station, TX, June, 2010, and Asia Plateau at Panchgani, India, Nov. 2010).
The intention of the course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively, and for the course to contribute to creating a new science of leadership. The course is founded on what we term an ontological/phenomenological model of human nature.
The first of the three pre-course reading assignments in this document primarily contains quotes selected from Warren Bennis & Robert Thomas, "Crucibles of Leadership" (2002), and most of Chapter 2 from Bill George, "Authentic Leadership:" (2003), regarding “crucibles”, with commentary by us.
Following the first reading assignment in this document, you will find the second and third of the six pre-course reading assignments. The second reading assignment primarily contains quotes selected from Carol Dweck, "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" (2006), regarding the contrast between “fixed and growth mindsets”, with commentary by us. And the third reading assignment is “Education as Stretching the Mind" by Jamshed Bharucha (2008).
The fourth, fifth and sixth of the six pre-course reading assignments are located at the following URLs:
“Integrity: Without It Nothing Works”
(an interview that serves as an introductory summary of our new model of integrity)
“Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality - Abridged”
“Introductory Reading For Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model”
The full course materials, including the pdf file of the PowerPoint textbook for the course is at:
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: Ontological Constraints, Perceptual Constraints, Functional Constraintsworking papers series
Date posted: January 17, 2010 ; Last revised: May 18, 2013
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