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ERIC Number: EJ1020329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Horses for Courses: Exploring the Limits of Leadership Development through Equine-Assisted Learning
Kelly, Simon
Journal of Management Education, v38 n2 p216-233 Apr 2014
This article draws on insights taken from Lacanian psychoanalysis to rethink and resituate notions of the self and subjectivity within the theory and practice of experiential leadership development. Adopting an autoethnographic approach, it describes the author's own experience as a participant in a program of equine-assisted learning or "horse whispering" and considers the consequences of human-animal interactions as a tool for self-development and improvement. Through an analysis of this human-animal interaction, the article presents and applies three Lacanian concepts of "subjectivity," "desire," and "fantasy" and considers their form and function in determining the often fractured relationship between self and other that characterizes leader-follower relations.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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