The First Two of Five Pre-Course Readings for The 'Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model' Course
9 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2014 Last revised: 7 Feb 2017
Date Written: September 23, 2016
This document (compiled by Erhard, Jensen, Echeverria and Granger) includes the first and second of five pre-course 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 and Granger and first taught at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business, USA from 2004 to 2008. The course was taught in the curriculum at the United States Air Force Academy, USA from 2008 to 2011 (where a version of the course continues to be taught); at Erasmus Academie Rotterdam, NL 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, USA 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 College, USA 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; in Cancun, Mexico for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative in October 2013, in Singapore, hosted by Nanyang Technological University in July 2014, in Bermuda for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative in October 2014 and at the Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE in January 2015.
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.
The first of the two pre-course reading assignments in this document primarily contains quotes selected (with permissions) from Warren Bennis & Robert Thomas, “Crucibles of Leadership” (2002).
Following the first reading assignment in this document, you will find the second of the five pre-course reading assignments. The second reading assignment is “Education as Stretching the Mind” by Jamshed Bharucha (2008).
The third, fourth, and fifth of the five 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) http://ssrn.com/abstract=1511274.
“Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality - Abridged” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1542759.
“Introductory Reading For Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585976.
We want to thank our co-instructors Steve Zaffron and Jeri Echeverria for their contribution to the Leadership Course.
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