International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Leadership Dilema
Robert W. Halliman, Ed.D Introduction Much of the literature on leadership suggests that not much has changed in the last 40 years regarding how leadership is regarded or the approach to leader development. For example, on the website of a predominant consulting firm that deals in programs for leadership development, the dominant theme of the programs consists of challenging one’s “beliefs”. Such statements indicate the program is all about mind games and trying to change one’s personality. This is not a significant departure from what passed as leadership development in the 70s and 80s when the “styles” approach to leadership was popular and many leadership development programs consisted of unstructured group sessions where group members “processed” (discussed) what happened, what was felt, and why.

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