ERIC Number: ED209618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Leadership: Some Alternative Views and Their Implications.
McCall, Morgan W., Jr.
Alternatives to traditional views about leadership suggest a dramatically different approach, including focusing on problems rather than individuals, examining leadership positions at critical organizational junctures, and emphasizing environmental and organizational forces that constrain leader behavior. Human resource professionals responding to alternative views must be in a position to anticipate the problems and opportunities facing the organization. Many traditional functions, e.g., planning and organizing, must be redefined. Research in the field of leadership is comparable to the progress of astronomy, which offers some new assumptions to guide future efforts. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).