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ERIC Number: ED506359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Ayn Rand: Effective Educational Leadership Traits Compared to Selfishness
Thompson, Barbara A.; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Research v6 n1 2009
A man's self-interest cannot be determined by blind desires or random whims, feelings, urges, or wishes. His interest must be discovered and achieved by the guidance of rational principles that he chooses for himself. This selfishness is man's way to individual triumph over hardships. It is a virtue. Man must be guided by his own independent judgment. The educational leader does not act on what he perceives but operates from rational decisions and becomes the beneficiary of his own actions. All decisions and actions start from a rational decision that is valued and personally chosen. The selfishness is positive. Wrong choices will cause educational leaders to have a short career. Selfishness can be a positive trait for educators. A consistent philosophical frame of reference is provided for those who have become confused by the influence of altruism.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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