Leading with heart: beyond the heroic myth of leadership

dc.contributor.authorPage, M. Beth
dc.contributor.supervisorSiemens, Lynne
dc.contributor.supervisorNasmyth, Guy
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T16:25:27Z
dc.date.available2016-03-29T16:25:27Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016-03-29
dc.degree.departmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Programen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe challenge with traditional and hierarchical leadership models is that rarely are the complex issues present in our society today, resolved by one individual. Knowledge is distributed across multiple domains. Reviewing the alternative perspectives in leadership literature offers additional considerations for the dominant traditional models of leadership in existence today. With increased globalization, technology advancements, and interconnectedness, greater communication and collaboration are needed. The purpose of the study was to explore the role that personal values play in sustaining leadership during challenging times. Narrative inquiry and narrative interviews were used so leaders could share their stories of navigating challenging situations. One group interview was scheduled to share preliminary research findings with the research participants and continue the process of meaning coconstruction. Both narrative analysis and thematic analysis were used to harvest the key themes and wisdom offered during the interviews. Collective values identified included integrity, caring, courage, and commitment. The model for sustainable leadership included the ongoing pursuit of personal mastery, a values-based personal and professional support network, and expertise in leading self and other through the inevitable transitions that occur. These transitions are often due to changes associated with the predictive challenges that come from such situations as the election cycle and changes in mandate. The above recommendations allow for leaders to sustain themselves and others while working in service of the common good. Leaders who adopt the above recommendations will be well positioned to support their leadership and to use values as guiding principles to release the hero in everyone around them, including themselves.en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0617en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0454en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0514en_US
dc.description.proquestemailmbpage@uvic.caen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/7092
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectLeadershipen_US
dc.subjectValuesen_US
dc.subjectPublic Sector Leadershipen_US
dc.subjectChangeen_US
dc.subjectChallengeen_US
dc.subjectTransitionen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.titleLeading with heart: beyond the heroic myth of leadershipen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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