| "Bringing together leading international scholars across disciplines for the dual purpose of chronicling the current state of leadership education and establishing a solid foundation upon which to grow the field, the text explores approaches to teaching leadership, the conceptual, theoretical and disciplinary roots upon which these approaches are based and what are the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
The Handbook is an invaluable resource to individuals, centers, institutes, and libraries to support the growing demand for courses in leadership and ensure that such courses and instruction are developed with multiple considerations and best practices in mind." From Sage Publications
Chapter 16, "Creating Leaders:
An Ontological / Phenomenological Model", by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, and Kari Granger
The quotes below are from the editor’s introduction of a chapter titled “Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model” written by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, and Kari Granger in the book “The Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being”. The book is edited by Harvard Business School’s Scott Snook (Senior Lecturer), Nitin Nohria (Dean of the Harvard Business School and George F. Baker Professor of Administration), and Rakesh Khurana (Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development).
“How does one teach leadership in a way that not only informs them about leadership but also transforms them into actually being leaders? …this eclectic group of scholars argues for adopting a decidedly ontological approach to leadership education that promises to leave students actually being leaders. Contrasting their ontological approach described as being and action as experienced "on the court" with more traditional perspectives where leadership is observed and commented on "from the stands," this chapter presents a rigorous theory of leadership education that begins and ends with the following bold promises to students:
- You will leave this course being who you need to be to be a leader.
- You will leave this course with what it takes to exercise leadership effectively.
“…by following a rigorous, phenomenologically based methodology, students have the opportunity to create for themselves a context that leaves them actually being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression."
The chapter described above by the editors is available for download at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1681682.
About the Editors
Scott A. Snook is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Tukman Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School.
Nitin Nohria is the Dean of the Harvard Business School and the George F. Baker Professor of Administration. He previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit. He is the author of numerous books and articles.
Rakesh Khurana is the Dean of Harvard College and the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School. He is also Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and co-Master of Cabot House at Harvard College. He is the author of numerous important articles and books in the areas of leadership and management.
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Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model, Social Science Research Network
Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge, First Look: February 28, 2012: Creating Leaders: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model
National Library of Australia, The Handbook For Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being
Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Recommended Reading: "The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field."
Ivey Business Journal: Transformational Performance-Based Leadership: Addressing Non-Routine Adaptive Challenges, by Kari Granger and Doug Hanover
Academy of Management: Learning & Education review of The Handbook For Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being
Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model
Erhard, Jensen and Granger's Chapter has been cited in the following academic publications:
Management Education for the World: A Vision for Business Schools Serving People and the Planet, by
Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava, Jonas Haertle
The Needs of Participants in Leadership Development Programs: A Qualitative and Quantitative Cross-Country Investigation, by William A. Gentry,
Regina H. Eckert,
Vijayan P. Munusamy,
Sarah A. Stawiski, and
Jacob L. Martin in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
The Science of Leading Yourself: A Missing Piece in the Health Care Transformation Puzzle, by Wiley W. Souba in the Open Journal of Leadership
Critical Leadership and Music Educational Practice, by Patrick K. Schmidt in the journal Theory Into Practice
Faculty Development for Leadership and Management, by Tim Swanwick and Judy McKimmin the book Faculty Development in the Health Professions