Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

Winter 2013

Publisher

Association of Leadership Educators

Source Publication

Journal of Leadership Education

Source ISSN

1552-9045

Abstract

What style of leadership is most effective in a particular situation with a specific group of followers? How do leaders best motivate followers in achieving goals? Although important questions, before we may come to fully understand the how and what of leadership, in this brief I suggest that we reflect upon a more basic leadership question. In the context of a paradigm from the work of the late educator and social critic, Neil Postman (1931-2003), I explore the question, “Why does leadership exist?” For when we reflect upon the answer to that question, we may gain further insight into ourselves as leaders, which may
enhance our understanding of what good leadership looks like and how we might best achieve it.

Comments

Published version. Journal of Leadership Education, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter 2013): 274-281. Publisher Link. © Association of Leadership Educators 2013.

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