ERIC Number: EJ1200030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
A Longitudinal Case Study of Exceptional Leadership Talent
Hébert, Thomas P.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v63 n1 p22-35 Jan 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional intelligence evident in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood was an important asset as his leadership skills grew. In addition, strong practical intelligence applied to his everyday life enabled him to meet the goals and objectives he established for himself. Woven throughout his life story was evidence of a strong internal motivation that drove him personally and professionally. Implications of the findings are presented along with suggestions for designing effective leadership development experiences for talented students.
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, College Students, College Graduates, Student Leadership, Academically Gifted, Fraternities, Student Organizations, Middle School Students, High School Students, Professional Personnel, Family Influence, Motivation
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