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Allen, William E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Creating a logical and consistent picture of the state of leadership theory and research is a difficult task (Hernandez, Eberly, Avolio, & Johnson, 2011). Attempts to describe leadership studies occasionally include words such as "paradox," "inconsistencies," "contradictions," and "messy" (Brungardt,…
Descriptors: Leadership, Theories, Leadership Qualities, Attribution Theory
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Hoover, Kristine; Douglas, Maggie – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
In times of deep political and religious division and limited resources, the need for developing leadership that influences and heals our communities is particularly critical. Using service-learning, combined with community engaged scholarship, this pedagogical approach enhanced student transformation, involved and benefited the community growing…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Religion, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Chikeleze, Michael; Johnson, Iris; Gibson, Trey – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Some employers contend that the college graduates they hire should have stronger communication and critical thinking skills upon arrival from their various college/university programs in which they majored. As higher education continues its efforts to meet the demands for employers, the authors contend that the benefits of participation in debate…
Descriptors: Debate, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Leadership Training
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Lebrón, Mariana J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Daring to challenge the status quo impacts innovation. Yet, successful outcomes depend on individual risk-taking and choice to influence others to support new ideas. This "Challenging the Status Quo" exercise illustrates how leaders use power and influencing tactics to challenge norms by analyzing Donald Trump's journey as the 45th U.S.…
Descriptors: Presidents, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Elections
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McNulty, Eric J.; Dorn, Barry C.; Goralnick, Eric; Serino, Richard; Grimes, Jennifer O.; Flynn, Lisa Borelli; Cheers, Melani; Marcus, Leonard J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
To explicate the qualities of cooperation among leaders and their organizations during crisis, we studied the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Through interviews and analysis, we discovered leaders successfully overcame obstacles that typically undermine collective crisis response. Qualitative analysis revealed five guiding…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Leadership, Behavior Standards, Crisis Management
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Odom, Summer; McKee, Valerie – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
There has been an increased frequency of leadership courses being taught online. Scant research exists that describes effective practices for teaching leadership online. This application brief describes an assignment, the "Real Life Leader in the Mirror" given to undergraduate students in an online personal leadership course as an end of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Leadership Training
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Cardwell, Janice; Ellis, Bonnie; Phelps, Yvonne – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Campus leadership at a satellite campus of a large national university took a research approach to solve the workplace problem of increased scholarship requirements for practitioner faculty. The Community of Scholars Action Research Project was developed as a faculty engagement and professional development initiative. The goals and objectives for…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Soria, Krista M.; Werner, Linnette – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to examine whether students' completion of an introductory leadership minor course is associated with their first-year retention and their four-year graduation or continued enrollment. The authors used propensity score matching techniques and discovered that first-year students who enrolled in an academic leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, School Holding Power, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Ruben, Brent D.; De Lisi, Richard; Gigliotti, Ralph A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
In response to both the lack of formal leadership training and the challenges facing leaders across higher education, a number of programs are being planned and initiated at colleges and universities. This application brief highlights the conceptual foundations, structural components, and operational considerations of one such program, the Rutgers…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, College Students, Program Descriptions, Program Design
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Ewell, Julianna – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This case study examines the application of a known leadership theory, Transformational Leadership, within the student organization at a large U.S. university, during a time period when the organization was undergoing significant leadership turnover and impending dissolution of the club. By applying principles of Transformational Leadership, the…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Transformational Leadership, Case Studies, College Students
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Buschlen, Eric; Chang, Tzu-Fen; Kniess, Dena R. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Providing leadership education for young men growing up without their father, through a structured curriculum and mentoring program, should enhance their development. To examine this, the authors interviewed adult alumni who participated as adolescents in a cohort-based, six-month leadership program. Interviews outlined several key themes: once…
Descriptors: Males, Leadership Training, One Parent Family, Program Descriptions
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Collins, Jasmine D.; Rosch, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Numerous studies have provided evidence that interracial interaction can contribute to the development of leadership skills and behaviors for university students. Yet, little empirical research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of structural (compositional) racial diversity within leadership programs on program participant outcomes.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Immersion Programs, Racial Composition, Student Diversity
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Lyons, Linda M.; Buddie, Amy M.; Purcell, Jennifer W. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
There are many studies regarding the value of gaining cultural awareness, but limited empirical evidence has been shared on programs that use integrated learning and capacity building interventions to specifically build cultural competence in aspiring undergraduate leaders. This qualitative case study examined the effects of interventions designed…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes
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Priest, Kerry L.; Kliewer, Brandon W.; Stephens, Clinton M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Bringing together leadership educators from 11 programs in Kansas, the Leadership Studies Summit fostered new initiatives and strengthened collegial networks. The summit responded to local and national expressed needs for intensive dialogue focusing on collaboration and capacity building among leadership educators for advancing the common good.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Conferences (Gatherings), Collegiality, Capacity Building
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Popa, Adrian B.; Hazels, Michael; Barker, Deryan – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Opportunities to observe presidential leadership capacities and to be an active citizen in appraising presidential leadership practices have increased the relevance of perceptions of candidates' leadership qualities in presidential and campaign politics. Based on prior evidence, the current study predicted and confirmed that a sample of 1,087…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Citizen Participation, Political Campaigns
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