Monthly Archives: August 2016

EDEV_506 Week 4_5

Thanks for sharing the story of Paula (Rarick, 2004). I appreciate the way you developed the epistemological, ontological and axiological aspects of the case. I would question, however, the order of the analysis. If axiological considerations came first, different possibilities … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 4_4

Thanks for sharing your analysis of how your father’s cultural background influenced his actions on his children thousands of miles from his homeland. As a father in the same position, I try to be as clear as possible as to … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 4_3

While reading your appraisal of Lee, Scandura and Sharif (2014), I was intrigued by your critique of their inconclusive conclusion. You seem, if I read you correctly, to be arguing for a reassessment of Lee and colleague’s work based on … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 4_2

W makes the important point that definitions of leadership abound, and then uses this as a springboard in agreeing with Thornton (2013) whose thesis equates good leadership with ethical leadership. There is a certain appeal to this leap of faith: … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 4_1

The graphic you provide is illuminating and thought provoking. What I appreciate most about the graphic is the visual reminded that older theories of leadership still have an effect in the present. For example the turquoise controller and scientific management … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 3 Initial Post

This week the discussions moved on to how culture mediates leadership. The key term in much of the interactions was contingency: it all depends on so many factors. The sheer number of variables involved makes it difficult to state with certainty any … Continue reading

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