The Theory Of Developing Leadership

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The research project benefiting an area of leadership scholarship that I found was based on the theory of developing leadership. Becoming a leader over the past twenty years has changed drastically. Up to this point there is little knowledge about how leadership develops over time. Looking back at the industrial age many perceived leadership as achieving goals and increasing productivity. These attributes are more commonly associated with those of a typical manager. This type of leader-centric view has changed to become a collaborative relational process. With all of the rapid advancements in technology this thought process has changed drastically. Other factors that affected the view of leadership include increased globalization, complexity, and interconnectedness. With all of these advancements there have new ways of handling management. These new styles include collaboration, ethical action and moral purpose. Although scholarship exists that describes these leadership approaches, none offers a theoretical model of how this kind of relational leadership develops (Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella, Osteen). The objective for this study is to gain additional knowledge in regards to the processes a person experiences in becoming a leader identity.
Authors Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella and Osteen have chosen to utilize a grounded theory methodology in order to understand how a leadership identity develops. Throughout this study we will highlight college
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