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ERIC Number: EJ1133884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Why Does Leadership Exist?
Caulfield, Jay
Journal of Leadership Education, v12 n1 p274-281 Win 2013
What style of leadership is most effective in a particular situation with a specific group of followers? How do leaders best motivate followers in achieving goals? Although important questions, before we may come to fully understand the "how" and "what" of leadership, in this brief I suggest that we reflect upon a more basic leadership question. In the context of a paradigm from the work of the late educator and social critic, Neil Postman (1931-2003), I explore the question, "Why does leadership exist?" For when we reflect upon the answer to that question, we may gain further insight into ourselves as leaders, which may enhance our understanding of what good leadership looks like and how we might best achieve it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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