ERIC Number: EJ788472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 9
Mental Models and Transformative Learning: The Key to Leadership Development?
Johnson, Homer H.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v19 n1 p85-89 Spr 2008
What separates successful leaders from unsuccessful ones is their mental models or meaning structures, not their knowledge, information, training, or experience per se. Thus the development of leaders should focus on acquisition of new mental models, models that offer more valid and useful ways for effectively dealing with the complex challenges of leadership. This article describes a process, based on transformative learning, that seems to be the key to assisting leaders in acquiring more useful mental models and in turn becoming more effective leaders.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Mapping
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