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Title: Leadership, College Students, and the ideal Leadership Team: A Living and Academic Thesis


1
Leadership, College Students, and the ideal
Leadership Team A Living and Academic Thesis
R. Anthony Turner, Author Terrence R. Love,
Tutor Roy Whitehead, Jr., Reader
Presented to the
University of Central Arkansas Honors
College
May 17, 2002
2
Preview
  • Leadership Theories
  • Several paradigms
  • Constant evolution
  • College Organizations
  • The ideal Leadership Team
  • Hands-on research
  • Living Thesis

3
Significance of Work
  • Beneficial to participants
  • Beneficial to the University
  • Understanding which paradigm of leadership is
    most appropriate at the collegiate level

4
Leadership Theories
5
Leadership Theories
  • The Great Man Theory
  • The Trait Theory
  • The Behavioral Theory
  • The Situational Contingency Theory
  • The Influence Theory
  • The Reciprocal Recognition Theory

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Great Man Theory
  • Earliest paradigm
  • Leaders are BORN
  • Leadership is a trait
  • Criticisms
  • No scientific proof
  • Only a few Great Men can be leaders

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Trait Theory
  • Arose from Great Man Theory
  • 1907- c. 1950
  • Ability to lead derived from traits
  • Self-Confidence
  • Intelligence
  • Height
  • Criticisms
  • Leaders vary by situation
  • Impossibly idealistic

8
Behavioral Theory
  • Flowed from criticisms of Trait Theory
  • 1950s and 1960s
  • One best way postulate
  • Research reveals Concern for people and
    Concern for production
  • CriticismLeadership varies by situation

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Situational Contingency Theory
  • Arose from Behavioral Theory
  • 1970s and 1980s
  • Leaders should vary their methods based on the
    situation they face
  • The leader is a product of the situation

10
Influence Theory
  • Developed independent of other theories
  • 1920s-1977
  • Max Webers charisma
  • Positive and negative leaders use charisma

11
Reciprocal Recognition Theory
  • Offshoot of Influence Theory
  • Leadership is not just something that a leader
    does to followers Susan R. Komives
  • Empowerment-based theory
  • Leading from within and Kaizen

12
Servant Leadership
  • Sub-theory of Reciprocal Recognition Theory
  • Leaders earn the right to lead by seeking first
    to serve others
  • Compassionate leaders are embraced by their
    followers

13
Servant Leadership
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Servant LeadershipThe Ideal Paradigm
  • Leadership is in the eye of the follower
    --Kouzes and Posner
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Leaders must be inspirational
  • Leaders must be connected

15
I happen to know a little about leadership You
can not lead by hitting people over the head.
Any damn fool can do that, but its usually
called assault and not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Benefits of Leadership in Organizations
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Benefits of Leadership in Organizations
  • Serves as a rudder to guide groups
  • Creates mission and goals
  • Gets organizations and people to change and march
    to a common drummer
  • Facilitates the formation of beneficial
    relationships

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Leadership is accomplishing something through
other people that wouldnt have happened if you
werent there Leadership is being able to
mobilize ideas and values that energize other
people.
Noel Tichy
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College Students Need Organizations
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Benefits of Groups to Students
  • Constructive means of using spare time
  • Opportunities to broadened exposure to the
    other
  • Leadership development
  • Understanding of university community

21
People need affiliations
  • Experiment conducted in 1920s on group of
    females
  • Follow-up study on males
  • Broadly applicable
  • Build relationships needed for college success
  • Develop teaming skills needed for success in life

22
Individual output was most closely related to
the social memberships of workers, not their
innate abilities. Charles
Handy
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College Groups Need Quality Leaders
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Passing on the Torch
  • Benefits of teaching leadership skills
  • Fighting apathy
  • Grooming successors
  • Producing quality leaders for positions
  • Ensuring the survival of groups
  • Directing actions toward the good

25
The ideal Mission
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i.d.e.a.l.
  • i- ntense
  • d- edication
  • e- thics
  • a- ccomplishment
  • l- eadership

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ideal Learning
  • Diversity
  • Leadership theory
  • Communication skills
  • Networking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ethical decision making
  • Not afraid of leadership
  • University operations

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ideal Mission Statement
  • The Mission of the ideal Leadership Team is
  • to set an example as compassionate servant
    leaders by emphasizing dedication, ethics,
    accomplishment, and service
  • to further the leadership skills of our members,
    enhancing our lives and those of the greater
    community and
  • to strive to always leave our place better than
    we found it, thus becoming i.d.e.a.l. leaders.

29
ideal History
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History
  • COSGA
  • Fish Aides
  • Modified for UCA

31
The ideal Experience
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Developing Leadership through SGA
  • Weekly office hour
  • SGA pages
  • SGA Diversity Dance

33
Meetings
  • Text learning
  • Campus tours
  • Expert lecturers/workshops
  • Fun Days

34
Servanthood
  • United Way
  • Up til DawnSt. Jude
  • Nursing Home Valentines Philanthropy

35
Less than ideal Experiences
36
Missteps
  • Lack of retention
  • Lack of concentration on academia
  • United Way fundraising drive

37
ideal Successes
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Successes
  • Broad exposure
  • Creating future leaders
  • Retreat and relationship building
  • Diversity integration
  • Community Service

39
The ideal Future
40
Changes for the Better
  • More involvement with SGA
  • Standing committees
  • Attending meetings as a group
  • SGA sponsored events
  • Joint fun activities

41
Future Directors Vision
  • My vision is to improve retention and the
    academic successes of idealers, to cultivate an
    increased sense of tradition for the program by
    having alumni activities, to give students more
    hands-on learning experiences, and to continue
    the programs successful regiment of leadership
    and personal development activities.

  • --Mark Fortenberry

42
My Goodbye
  • I am proud of ideals successes
  • ideal is a positive force on campus
  • I am confident of the programs future
  • ideal has been a living thesis that will live on
    long after I graduate.

43
Thank You
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