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ERIC Number: EJ1171149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb-27
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
About Face: Helping Leaders Avoid Prejudgment
Steiner, Patricia
New England Journal of Higher Education, Feb 2018
As a teacher and designer of leadership classes, the author is often asked to speak at organizations around the world about topics dealing with business, leadership and learning that relate to honesty, ethics, diversity issues, and self-awareness. The authors approach to problems of misconduct of all kinds begins with the root cause: a lack of understanding of self and a resistance to facing who people are and how they think. This is what she endeavors to put forward in her teaching and writing, with leaders, her students and various audiences regardless of their life or career aspirations. This perspective posits that people are not always aware of the primary or reflexive thoughts that dictate human habit of prejudging or putting people into "boxes." Only by being aware of this thinking can it be pushed aside and let secondary, reflective, more well-developed thoughts take over, allowing to find out who someone really is, or get a true assessment of a situation, regardless of the "box" first created. This is important in life, learning, and relationship. This is important in being a successful leader. In this article, the author discusses how to help leaders avoid prejudgment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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