ERIC Number: ED394169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Drama of Leadership.
Starratt, Robert J.
This book reviews recent developments in the study and theory of leadership and explores new applications. It examines the questions that structuration theory raises for leadership, explores the theory of charisma and critical theory as posing new challenges to the understanding of leadership, and describes the uses of postmodernist theory for a new theory of leadership--a theory informed by theories of drama. The book views leaders as active players in a drama of human survival and fulfillment in a world threatened by irrationality and uncertainty. The leader is viewed as playing the part of director, coach, script writer, player, and critic in the developmental dynamic of institutional life. Proposals for the continuing education of leaders are offered. Three tables, three figures, and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Management Development, Postmodernism, Professional Development, Social Theories
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-0-75070-092-0; clothbound: ISBN-0-75070-0912).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A