Teaching Leadership LO7001

William J. Hobler, Jr. (bhobler@cpcug.org)
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 20:36:10 -0400

Replying to LO6950 --

>We believe that what we
>teach as leadership is the only effective way to manage people and
>have a full set of reasons why this is true and other ways are not

Oooch... 'the only effective... and other ways are not effective..'
Sweeping statements always raise caution flags in my thoughts. I observe
that there are a number of rather successful programs in corporate HRMS,
in consulting businesses and in universities that are successfully making
money teaching leadership. If they survive, and they are, then the only
effective way has many variations.

Besides I know that there are many ways of leading that are successful.
Surely Truman and Kennedy had different ways of leading and both brought a
whole country to a different place.

Moreover as a leader changes their leadership the followers change, which
requires a change in leadership. Yes, it is a circular relationship that
develops and alters the mental models of all involved.


Where is the knowledge that is lost in information? Where is wisdom that is lost in knowledge? T. S. Eliot bhobler@cpcug.org Bill

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