Leaders are both born and made

A few days ago, I published a new eBook called, A Model for Contextual Leadership: A Practitioner’s Course.  My new book:

  1. Presents a behavioral model for an empowerment leadership approach that I call, Contextual Leadership.
  2. Provides a program for implementing contextual leadership; and,
  3. Describes the research base upon which my MCL is founded.

Leadership is a discipline that can be learned, just like any other discipline.  Those who say, for example, “leaders are born, not made,” probably subscribe to transformational leadership approaches that are dependent upon the leader’s charisma/vision.  MCL adheres to my definition of leadership as the contextually appropriate social distribution of power.  Under this definition of leadership, any group of people can come together and meet any requirements that enter their context.  If there is a leadership role within that group, it is his or her role responsibility to distribute resources (power) such that all others can fulfill their respective role requirements.

The program for MCL provides a background on leadership theory and empowerment psychology.  It’s composed of five (5) modules and I know from experience that learning and teaching this program yields unified and productive teams.

Users of this model must relate to their roles through critical reflection.  Critical reflection allows people an opportunity to understand the roles they fill.  Understanding the underlying reasons for actions can promote a sense of empowerment.

The underlying assumption for the MCL is that power differentials could be disrupted through people’s awareness and understanding of their own roles and awareness and empathy for other people’s roles.  A Model for Contextual Leadership emerged from an exploration of leadership approaches, artificial intelligence theories, and critical pedagogy.

The rationale for these fields of investigation is that: 1) leadership is assumed to be a study of power delegation; 2) artificial intelligence is assumed to provide tools that can model human systems; and, 3) critical pedagogy is assumed to be a pedagogical model that has as one of its goals: Empowerment for all people.

I encourage you to check out A Model for Contextual Leadership.  I know it will build you into a better leader. You can purchase and download it here…

 

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