Leadership Without Easy Answers Victoria Wright

PART ONE: SETTING THE FRAME

What should LEADERSHIP look like in this FRAME?

the definition of leadership perceived by the author is that LEADERSHIP is an authority or an influence and it suggests playing a prominent and coordinating role in an organization or society.

CHAPTER ONE: VALUES IN LEADERSHIP

INFLUENCE/ INFLUENTIAL

ASSERTIVE

DOMINANT

PROMINENT

EFFECTIVE

AMENABLE

THE DIFFERENCES IN LEADERSHIP

In the first image, it portrays how influence is the mark of leadership. The leader gets the people to accept his vision and address problems by looking to him. In the second image, progress on problems is the measure on leadership and the leaders goal should be to mobilize people to face problems and make progress on problems because leaders challenge and help them do so.

HIDDEN VALUES IN THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP

COME BACK AND FINISH
COME BACK AND FINISH

TOWARD A PERSPECTIVE CONCEPT OF LEADERSHIP

  1. The definition of leadership has to resemble CURRENT CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS.
  2. The definition of leadership should be PRACTICAL.
  3. The definition of leadership should point toward SOCIALLY USEFUL ACTIVITIES.
  4. The definition of leadership should offer a BROAD DEFINITION OF SOCIAL USEFULNESS.
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"The common personalistic orientation to the term leadership, with its assumption that ";leaders are born and not made,: is quite dangerous. It fosters both self-delusion and irresponsibility."

The most general characteristic that a leader learns to acquire is to IMPROVISE when unplanned opportunities & unexpected events uncover.

FORMIDABLE LEADERSHIP

ADOLF HITLER

  • he mobilized a nation to follow his vision.
  • inspired millions of people to organize their lives by his word.
  • many followers in Germany shared his goals.
  • he articulated the pains and hopes of many people.

CHAPTER TWO: TO LEAD OR MISLEAD?

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What's It All About?

  1. Restorative responses and adapting to adaptive challenges.
  2. Patterns of Disequilibrium and how society reacts to it.

ADAPTIVE WORK

  • Adaptive work requires the assessment of reality and the clarification of VALUES.
  • Involves CONFLICT.
  • The ability to adapt requires the productive interaction of different VALUES through which each member or faction in a society sees REALITY and itsĀ CHALLENGESĀ .
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"To make progress, not only must invention and action change circumstances to align reality with values, but the values themselves may also have to change."

DISEQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS

Equilibrium means stability in which the levels of stress within political, social, and economic areas of the society are not increasing.

Patterns of Disequilibrium

  1. Same Problems = No New Challenge.
  2. Problems + No Solution + Attempts = Short Term Restoration & Long-Term Consequences.
  3. Society Learns To Meet A New Challenge.

Why do people fail to adapt to challenges?

  1. Misperceive the nature of the threat.
  2. The challenge exceeds societies capabilities.
  3. Distress caused by the problems and demands.

Society tends to deal with disequilibrium stress by scapegoating, reality testing, or work avoidance mechanisms.

CHAPTER THREE: THE ROOTS OF AUTHORITY

"Having authority brings not only resources to bear but also serious constraints on the exercise of leadership."

HUMAN SOCIETIES

FROM DOMINANCE TO AUTHORITY

AUTHORITY & CULTURE

STRESS & CHARISMATIC AUTHORITY

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Victoria Wright
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