ERIC Number: EJ1049537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 20
Leadership Responsibilities of Professionals
Mitstifer, Dorothy I.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v106 n3 p-7-15 2014
This paper introduces a leadership development model that raises the question "Leadership for what?" Leadership is about going somewhere-personally and in concert with others-in an organization. Although leadership, especially position (elected or appointed) leadership, often is discussed in terms of leader qualities and skills, the matter of leadership as a responsibility of each professional receives little attention. Leadership is not only about position, but also it is about taking responsibility as a member of a group to share leadership for the organization's well-being. The proposed Reflective Human Action (RHA) Leadership Development Model focuses on (a) strengthening self awareness; (b) developing relationships and teamwork; (c) understanding alliances and political realities; (d) understanding the elements of a promising future of the organization, coupled with (e) Reflective Human Action (RHA) leadership theory as its foundation; and, (f) framing as a communications tool. In an effective collaborative leadership style, a core skill is the ability to name and frame issues in organizations. the RHA Leadership Development Model is intended to bring it all together by choreographing the interaction among layers-the philosophy that underlies leadership, the basic components of leadership development, leadership theory, and issue framing--to offer a comprehensive approach to leadership development.
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Consumer Science, Leadership Training, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Program Descriptions, Educational Theories, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Skill Analysis, Curriculum Design, Adult Education, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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