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ERIC Number: EJ762036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Awakened Leadership: Ancient Practice Going Hip
Marques, Joan F.
Performance Improvement, v45 n7 p35-38 Aug 2006
As theories around leadership continue to advance, there seems to be one theme that encompasses all: cognizance, or the very act of being awake. Many authors have exclaimed before that there is no single leadership style that proves to be successful under all circumstances. However, if one considers "awakened leadership" as a multifaceted way of leading, then it can be stated that this could be the single leadership style that will work in all scenarios. In this article, the author provides a historical overview of awakened leadership. She also describes the styles and behaviors of an awakened leader. Based on the styles and behaviors listed in this paper for the awakened leader, the following definition can be formulated: Awakened leadership is the all-encompassing leadership approach, involving the leader's awareness to incorporate the appropriate style given the followers and the situation; the leader's capacity to sharpen the skills necessary for guiding himself or herself, his or her followers, and the organization in its entirety toward advancement; and the leader's ability to remain emotionally attuned to the self, the stakeholders, and the environment, thereby maintaining the highest level of authenticity possible. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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