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ERIC Number: EJ1136059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Leadership Prescription Paradigms
Stech, Ernest L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v6 n1 p28-38 Win 2007
The three most common paradigms used to develop leadership prescriptions are the empirical, biographical, and ideological. The empirical paradigm is subdivided into quantitative and qualitative versions. Similarly, there are two forms of the biographical paradigm: historical and autobiographical. The ideological paradigm involves an appeal to religious, spiritual, or ethical principles sometimes contained in a revered text. Understanding leadership prescription paradigms is useful to instructors and trainers because it makes explicit the underlying assumptions and limitations on practical applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leadership Practices Inventory; Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire
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