The First and Second and Third of Eight Pre-Classroom Readings, 'Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model'
11 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2014 Last revised: 28 Aug 2018
Date Written: January 6, 2018
This document (compiled by Erhard, Jensen and Echeverria) includes the first, second and third of eight pre-classroom reading assignments for a leadership course (“Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”) developed by Erhard, Jensen, Zaffron, Echeverria (2013-present) and Granger (2008-2015).
This course was created when it was first taught (from 2004 through 2008) at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business, NY, USA by utilizing the classroom as a laboratory. Since 2008 the course has been continuously developed and taught by us every year in an academic institution, such as the United States Air Force Academy, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and most recently at Clemson University’s College of Business in South Carolina, USA. The course has been taught to undergraduates, graduate students, administrators, alumni, business executives, management consultants, and faculty from various academic institutions. The course has also been offered to the public by us in five international locations such as Whistler, B.C. Canada (2012), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2016) and Cancun, Mexico (2013, 2015, 2017), each for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative (a charitable foundation).
Since 2010 (in that year under the sponsorship of the Kauffman Foundation, the Gruter Institute, and the United States Air Force Academy) we have trained a total of 134 scholars to effectively deliver the course. These 134 scholars (all of whom had previously taken the course) are from various academic institutions from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, the Middle East, and Russia. Forty-four of these scholars are currently offering the course in their universities or colleges. We have also taught the course to a group of over 200 management consultants from more than 60 firms who now offer the course or material from the course to their clients, which clients include almost all the top Fortune 50 companies.
The intention of the course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression and 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.
What follows are instructions to access the five pdf files that contain the Pre-Course Assignments for our most recent leadership course "Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model".
The promise of the course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self expression, and for the course to contribute to creating a new science of leadership.
Reading 1: Primarily contains quotes selected (with permission) from Warren Bennis & Robert Thomas, “Crucibles of Leadership” (2002). Reading 2: Is “Education as Stretching the Mind” by Jamshed Bharucha (2008). Reading 3: Is the "Course Leadership Project Assignment Part I". Readings 1,2 and 3 are at this url: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2416455.
Reading 4: “Integrity: Without It Nothing Works” (an interview that serves as an introductory summary of our new model of integrity) http://ssrn.com/abstract=1511274.
Reading 5: “Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality - Abridged” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1542759.
Reading 6 and 7 of 8 Pre-Classroom Readings, “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585976.
Reading 8: Promises, Conditions and Rules of the Game for “Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model” http://ssrn.com/abstract=3101480.
We want to thank our co-instructors Steve Zaffron and Jeri Echeverria for their contribution to the Leadership Course.
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