Fighting for the Freedom Required to be a Leader

33 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last revised: 6 Jan 2011

Kari L. Granger

Center For Character and Leadership Development

Thomas W. Miller Jr.

Mississippi State University - College of Business; Saint Louis University - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 15, 2010

Abstract

This case is based on actual events from one of the author’s experiences as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant, deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan Theater) and IRAQI FREEDOM (Iraq Theater).

This case is about an ontological approach to leadership development. Ontology, as a general subject, is concerned with the being of anything. This case is ontological because of its focus in on the being of human beings. While an epistemological analysis is about knowing, an ontological analysis is about being. This case centers on being a leader and gives students an opportunity to explore the question, “What is the nature and function of being when being a leader?”

A teaching note is provided starting on page 18.

Keywords: Leader, Leadership, Ontological, Being, Human Being, Case Study, Leadership Development

Suggested Citation

Granger, Kari L. and Miller, Thomas W., Fighting for the Freedom Required to be a Leader (August 15, 2010). Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1659188 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1659188

Kari L. Granger (Contact Author)

Center For Character and Leadership Development ( email )

c/o Danielle Brines
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United States Air Force Academ, CO 80840
United States
719-648-6534 (Phone)

Thomas William Miller Jr.

Mississippi State University - College of Business ( email )

Mississippi State, MS 39762-0964
United States

Saint Louis University - Department of Finance ( email )

3674 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63108-3397
United States
314-977-3851 (Phone)
314-977-1479 (Fax)

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