On the Journey Toward Wholeness in Leadership Theories
Leadership and Organization Development Journal
The purpose of this paper is to present a holistic intra‐individual perspective on leaders, which focuses on four components of the inner person of the leader; Being, Cognition, Spirituality, and Emotion, and on the observable components of Behavior and Relationships.
Existing leadership literature is appraised within the context of the model. Previously‐proposed interrelationships among the components are enumerated. The paper suggests implications of the model regarding research content and methodology as well as leader development.
The model implies that all components should be included in research and that interrelationships among components should be explored. Also implied is the use of methodological pluralism.
Leaders should attend to all components in the model in their self‐development efforts.
The paper takes an unusual approach to understanding leadership: an individual‐level holistic perspective.
"On the Journey Toward Wholeness in Leadership Theories."
Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 28 (2): 137-153: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/01437730710726831 source: https://doi.org/10.1108/01437730710726831