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Introductory Reading and the Leadership Project Launch Assignment – Part II For Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model


Werner Erhard


Independent

Michael C. Jensen


Harvard Business School; Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Steve Zaffron


Landmark Worldwide LLC; Vanto Group

Kari L. Granger


Sunergos, LLC; Center For Character and Leadership Development

April 3, 2014

Harvard Business School Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit Research Paper Series No. 10-091
Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-01
Simon School Working Paper No. 08-02
Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain

Abstract:     
This paper is the fifth of five pre-course readings and Part II of the pre-course leadership project assignment for our leadership course.

The intention of this one semester leadership course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression. By “natural self-expression” we mean a way of being and acting in any leadership situation that is a spontaneous and intuitive effective response to what one is dealing with. The course is based on a new science of leadership. In addition to being designed to actually create leaders, this new science of leadership enables faculty in higher education to access, study, research, and teach being a leader and the effective exercise of leadership as these are actually lived and experienced.

History of the Course:
This course was first taught at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business from 2004 to 2008. The course was taught in the curriculum at the United States Air Force Academy from 2008 to 2011 (where a version of the course continues to be taught); at Erasmus Academie Rotterdam in June 2009 (a version of which was taught at the Erasmus University Law School in 2009 and 2010); at Texas A&M University Mays School of Business in June 2010; in India under the auspices of the IC Centre for Governance and MW Corp in November 2010; at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in June 2012; in Whistler, B.C. Canada for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative in October 2012; at entrepreneurship@UBC, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2013; and in Cancun, Mexico for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative in October 2013.

The promise of the course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression and our intention is for the course to contribute to the development of the science of leadership. The course is founded on an ontological / phenomenological model of human nature.

Our desire is to make the course available to faculty in higher education to teach it, to communicate it and to extend it. This material is not fully complete nor is it polished to our standards. We are releasing the material so that we can benefit from the comments, criticisms and suggestions of others in higher education who share our desire to accelerate the development of a true science of leadership. We want to see this material (or material derived from it) taught in every major business school and university.

While the course is still a work in progress, we, the authors and instructors, are making all the materials available through SSRN (Social Science Research Network) to those faculty members who wish to teach versions of the course in any university or college setting.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 102

Keywords: Leadership, Ontology, worldview, frames of reference, ontological constraints, functional constraints, perceptual constraints

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Date posted: March 30, 2009 ; Last revised: July 11, 2014

Suggested Citation

Erhard, Werner and Jensen, Michael C. and Zaffron, Steve and Granger, Kari L., Introductory Reading and the Leadership Project Launch Assignment – Part II For Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model (April 3, 2014). Harvard Business School Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit Research Paper Series No. 10-091; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-01; Simon School Working Paper No. 08-02; Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585976 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1585976

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Werner Erhard
Independent
HOME PAGE: http://www.wernererhard.net
Michael C. Jensen (Contact Author)
Harvard Business School ( email )
Soldiers Field
Negotiations, Organizations & Markets
Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-510-3363 (Phone)
305-675-3166 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://drfd.hbs.edu/fit/public/facultyInfo.do?facInfo=ovr&facId=6484
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. ( email )
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United States
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305 675-3166 (Fax)
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )
c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
Steve Zaffron
Landmark Worldwide LLC
353 Sacramento St.
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
Vanto Group ( email )
353 Sacramento Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
Kari L. Granger
Sunergos, LLC ( email )
101 N. Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States
303-670-9288 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.sunergosllc.com
Center For Character and Leadership Development ( email )
c/o Lizbeth Williams
2354 Fairchild Hall
United States Air Force Academ, CO 80840
United States
719-648-6534 (Phone)
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