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ERIC Number: EJ1231169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
Biomimetic Leadership: From Theory to Practice
Somoza-Norton, Andrea; Whitfield, Shawna
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v31 p14-32 Oct 2019
Biomimetic leadership is a pioneering framework viewed through the ecological lens, in which every living system reveals practical applications and sustainable solutions to systemic challenges. Extended office hours and stressful environments have distanced administrators from nature-inspired activities and practices. This mixed methods study explored the impact that teaching biomimetic leadership principles has on educational leadership graduate students. The results indicate an increase in awareness of nature's Life Principles: adapting to changing conditions, integrating development with growth, and being locally attuned and responsive. We found that simply being introduced to biomimetics led to inspiration for aspiring educational leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California