The use of biographical data for a better understanding of leadership

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Ann Carswell Clontz (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert O'Kane

Abstract: One infrequently used method of studying leaders and leadership, which is wholistic in nature, is the analysis of sociological, psychological, and biographical data of persons assumed to have been leaders by virtue of their positions or legacies. Using this approach, this study was concerned with the analysis of biographical data of selected individuals. The concept of transforming and transactional leadership described by James MacGregor Burns (1978) was utilized as the operational definition of leadership. The literature was reviewed for model studies of leaders by persons using a psychological and sociological matrix in understanding their subjects.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Psychology $x Biographical methods
Biography $x Analysis

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