ERIC Number: ED197930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Approaches to Leadership: Some Classic Examples and Recent Theory for Experiential Educators.
Using three classic heroes of literature to examine different approaches to leadership, this paper describes the leadership style of each character and then describes a modern counterpart to each style; each of the modern leaders is an educator and facilitator of experiential learning. Cervantes' Don Quixote ("Don Quixote") is used as an example of leadership by unconventional inspiration; Tolstoy's Prince Andrei ("War and Peace") typifies leadership by cynical but sensitive involvement; Hesse's Leo ("Journey to the East") is seen as demonstrating a spiritual and serving style of leadership. The paper concludes with an investigation of March's "garbage can" model and Lindblom's observation of the "science of muddling through," two recent organizational theories that suggest humorous but enlightening views of modern decision-making and leadership. (CM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Association for Experiential Education (7th, Portsmouth, NH, October 1979).