JOLE Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall 2009
From the Editor's Clipboard
The Social Construction of Leadership Education
Jon Billsberry describes two teaching techniques and presents a case for adopting socially-constructed theories in leadership education. His paper identifies the inconsistency in existing leadership theories and outlines methods instructors can utilize by aligning their curriculum development with the underlying theory of socially-constructed leadership theory.
Creating a Culture of Candor in the Leadership Classroom
Timothy Galpin and J. Lee Whittington
The use of candor by successful leaders is the subject of Galpin's and Whittington's brief. They write that the benefits of candor are outweighed by its lack of use. A solution is to develop a culture of candor in the classroom. In their manuscript, they describe seven actions that provide instructors with the ability to influence students to develop their skills in candor.
Introducing Followership into the Leadership Classroom: An Integrative Approach
Craig E. Johnson
Craig Johnson continues the development of the leadership classroom in his paper concerning followership. His brief presents a model for incorporating the subject of followership into three major leadership course segments. He supports the inclusion of followership in leadership courses because followers are a critical component in the success of leader actions.
Leadership Education and Experience in the Classroom: A Case Study
Douglas R. Lindsay, Anthony M. Hassan, and David V. Day
Lindsay, Hassan, and Day report on a leadership education course that is part of a specific contextual application. At the United States Air Force Academy, a core course in leadership development is a part of the overall educational program. The authors present the assessment strategies that are used to integrate the classroom leadership education with the students' experiential leadership roles.
What Would I Do Differently? Using First Person Voice to Develop Leadership Identity for Health Care Professionals
Ozgur Ekmekci, in "What Would I Do Differently? Using First Person Voice to Develop Leadership Identity for Health Care Professionals," reports that leadership education is more than acquisition of knowledge. He presents a model where medical students lead a change project and reflect their leadership progress in first person writing. He develops a teaching/learning strategy where students have the experience of thinking about what they would actually do in a leadership and change situation.
Facilitative Social Change Leadership Theory: 10 Recommendations toward Effective Leadership
Willis M. Watt
Willis Watt presents a theory that was developed by a melding of Social Change Theory, Social Change Leadership Theory, and Transformational Leadership Theory. He presents ten recommendations to support effective leadership during inevitable times of change.
Global Leadership Study: A Theoretical Framework
Anne W. Perkins
Anne Perkins theorizes that courses are needed for entrance into the cross-cultural aspects of leadership. In her manuscript, Perkins addresses six premises of Western leadership theory and sets up a global framework for leadership education.
The Levels of Leadership and Transcendent Servant Leadership
Jeffrey L. McClellan
The third theory, constructed by Jeffrey McClellan, presents three levels of leadership and proposes development of transcendent servant-leaders. In his paper, the author write of the challenge to conceptualize leadership in the current context containing multiple leadership definitions.
Personality Type and Leadership Approach
Dolly L. Adams
Dolly Adams conducted her research with faculty members working in public schools. In her study she investigated the relationship between personality type and preferred leadership approaches. Although her study did not reveal any significant correlations, the study adds to continued leadership education discussion.
The Emotional Intelligence of Leaders as Antecedent to Leader-Member Exchanges: A Field Study
John E. Barbuto and Marily J. Bugenhagen
John Barbuto and Marilyn Bugenhagen studied elected leaders' emotional intelligence and quality of their leader-member exchange. Their study offers critical findings that link emotional intelligence and leader-member exchange.
Research Themes, Authors, and Methodologies in the Journal of Leadership Education: A Five Year Look
Leslie D. Edgar, Barry Boyd, Tracy Rutherford, and Gary E. Briers
Edgar, Boyd, Rutherford, and Briers investigated the themes found within the Journal of Leadership Education (JOLE). The study results indicate the need for increasing research continuity within the journal.
Challenges Women Face in Leadership Positions and Organizational Effectiveness: A Investigation
Dean Elmuti, Heather Jia, and Henry H. Davis
According to the research by Elmuti, Jia, and Davis women face obstruction to leadership positions. Although women have aspiration for advancement they report discrimination, family-life demands, and other barriers. The authors also found women supported participative leadership styles.
Using Provocative Statement Assignments to Foster Critical Thinking in Leadership Education
John Sherlock and Grant Morgan
Sherlock and Morgan studied graduate students and critical thinking. In their findings they report that students found critical thinking assignments and activities were good learning tools for successful leadership education.
The Community Leadership Educator's Perspective on Program Sustainability
Randy Stoecker, Catherine Willis, and Art Lersch
Stoecker, Willis, and Lersch (with Hill and Burgert) completed research with community-based leadership programs. Their study looked at programs sponsored by different organizational groups and the objectives of these differing programs.
Leadership Development through Sports Team Participation
Marian M. Extejt and Jonathan E. Smith
Athletic team leadership was the focus of the research completed by Extejt and Smith. In their study, they found no relationship between the length of athletic participation and level of leadership skill.
Youth Leadership Development Through School-Based Civic Engagement Activities: A Case Study
Robin Peiter Horstmeier and Kristina G. Ricketts
Horstmeier and Ricketts looked at civic engagement of participants in a youth leadership program. Although support for civic engagement is evident, they reported the totality of students participating in civic projects was low.