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ERIC Number: ED526980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 189
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-4042-4
Speaking with Mindful Intent: A Phenomenological Study of the Affects of Oral Communication in Leadership
Rathgeber, Garrett D., Jr.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This study was an investigation of the affect a leader's oral communication skill has on follower performance. The purpose of this study was to explore what affect a leader's oral communication skill with followers has on the quality of the leader-follower relationship and the follower's achievement of the organizations external objectives. A qualitative research method and phenomenological design was used for data collection and analysis to examine followers lived experiences. Three themes emerged from data collection and analysis process; (a) relational presence, the state of being present and attentive to another; (b) symbolic interactionism, the notion of exchange involving implicit social currencies; and (c) temporal boundaries, mutually beneficial advances in knowledge are made between leader and follower through dialogic exchange. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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