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ERIC Number: EJ1158361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Leadership as a Way of Being: A Way Forward for a News Industry in Chaotic Transition
Herndon, Keith; McCline, Richard
Journal of Leadership Education, v16 n4 p135-147 Oct 2017
Hesselbein developed the concept: "leadership is a matter of how to be and not how to do." Joseph later provided instructional content based on the concept and helped operationalize it for consumption by practicing leaders. This paper leverages their work in illustrating how leadership-as-a-way-of-being (LWB) can be a teaching model for emerging millennial leaders in a dynamic news media undergoing a chaotic transition. It provides a way to rethink newsroom organizational structures that no longer accommodate the needs of this generation. We focus on the "being" element of leadership as it speaks directly to a new introspective view of leadership that values transparency and is necessary for innovation over mere efficiency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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