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ERIC Number: EJ1135126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
What Would I Do Differently? Using First Person Voice to Develop Leadership Identity for Health Care Professionals
Ekmekci, Ozgur
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n2 p41-49 Fall 2009
Can leadership be taught? Those of us who offer courses on leadership, as part of an academic program, face this question quite often. It is my belief that acquiring more knowledge on leadership does not readily translate into becoming a better leader--especially so at a time in history where leaders have to deal with more complexity and change than ever before (Snowden & Boone, 2007; Malloch & Porter-O'Grady, 2009). Leadership is a process of "becoming" rather than a process of "acquiring". In this paper, I argue the need to ground our teaching practices in complex responsive processes (Stacey, 2003), share one such practice we employ in a graduate program for health care professionals, and discuss the implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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