ERIC Number: ED354193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Expansive Executive. Report Number 147. Second Edition.
Kaplan, Robert E.
This report seeks to understand executive leadership by focusing on a character type called "expansive." Expansive character revolves around mastery of tasks and a continual desire to accomplish. In the report, several goals are featured: to define what expansive character is; to discuss its origins; to show how moderate versus extreme degrees of expansiveness affects executive performance, for both good and bad; to consider its effect on the organization; and to discuss implications for development of the expansive executive. The report relies for evidence on executives studied for this research and those studied by others; two particular case studies are utilized. The first describes the research method of the report, and the second discusses subtypes of the expansive executive. Two appendices are included: (1) the research method used for the study; and (2) an explanation of the subtypes of the expansive executive. (DB)
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Individual Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Personality, Personality Development, Personality Studies, Personality Traits, Psychological Studies, Social Science Research, Social Theories
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27410 ($20; 2-49--$16 each; 50 or more--$12 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.