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: 30 Mar 2018

Werner Erhard

Independent

Michael C. Jensen

Harvard Business School; SSRN; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Jeri Echeverria

California State University Office of the Chancellor; California State University, Fresno

Date Written: January 6, 2018

Abstract

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.

The first of the three pre-classroom reading assignments in this document primarily contains quotes selected (with permission) from Warren Bennis & Robert Thomas, “Crucibles of Leadership” (2002).

The second of the three pre-classroom reading assignments in this document is “Education as Stretching the Mind” by Jamshed Bharucha (2008).

The third of the three pre-classroom reading assignments in this document is the "Course Leadership Project Assignment Part I".

The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth of the eight pre-classroom reading assignments for this leadership course are located at the following URLs:

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.

The Sixth and Seventh of Eight 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.

Keywords: Leadership

Suggested Citation

Erhard, Werner and Jensen, Michael C. and Echeverria, Jeri, The First and Second and Third of Eight Pre-Classroom Readings, 'Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model' (January 6, 2018). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper ; Barbados Group Working Paper 17-2; EFA 2000 London & Simon School of Business, Univ. of Rochester. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416455 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2416455

Michael C. Jensen (Contact Author)

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Jeronima Echeverria

California State University, Fresno ( email )

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California State University Office of the Chancellor ( email )

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