Browsing Department of Management by Subject "Leadership education"
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ItemBlogging as a reflective tool for leadership development: An exploratory study of a leadership practicum grounded in the relational leadership model(Middle Tennessee State University, 2012-10-01) Raffo, Deana M. ; ManagementObjective: The purpose of this research is to examine blogging as an instructional technique to develop an understanding of relational leadership through the lens of a leadership practicum. This research contributes to the literature in leadership education, specifically to experiential learning and reflective thinking in an online environment. Background: It is grounded in Komives, Lucas, and McMahon (1998) Relational Leadership Model (RLM) which is a framework for college students to understand leadership as a process of understanding self and others. Method: Blogs from 74 students enrolled in a leadership practicum at a large, comprehensive, southeastern university were analyzed using a holistic rubric to determine students capacity to understand the elements of the RLM. Results: Results revealed that students were able to analyze all five elements on a competent level. Conclusion: Blogging was found to be a useful, reflective thinking tool. Application: Recommendations are made to enhance the self-reflection process in leadership education.
ItemLeadership practices of students enrolled in a leadership theories course(Middle Tennessee State University, 2011-01) Raffo, Deana M ; Pender, Alexis ; ManagementThis research investigated the student leadership practices of undergraduates enrolled in a leadership theories course at a large, regional university using Kouzes and Posners (1998) Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI). Students enrolled in the course scored higher in all five categories of exemplary leadership practices than the SLPI normative data. Furthermore, leadership studies minors scored higher than non-leadership minors in two categories, inspiring a shared vision and enabling others to act. Results indicate that there are differences in leadership characteristics between students who minor in leadership or take a leadership course as compared to students in leadership roles. It is recommended that as curricular leadership programs continue to grow and expand, these programs take student leadership characteristics into account in course development to create more effective programs to address students needs.
ItemTeaching followership in leadership education.(Middle Tennessee State University, 2013) Raffo, Deana M. ; ManagementThis paper provides leadership educators with a resource for teaching followership. It presents a lesson for teaching students about followership in contemporary society by including key concepts and follower characteristics followed by class activities and assignments designed to engage students in active learning and self-reflective processes. A dose of whimsy enhances this lesson with the use of a YouTube video that eloquently and humorously illustrates the crucial role followers play in organizational life.
ItemTED Talks and leadership education: Ideas worth sharing: Ideas worth sharing(Middle Tennessee State University, 2016) Raffo, Deana M. ; ManagementTED Talks are short videos of experts talking about a variety of topics. This paper outlines six TED Talks that connect with the leadership literature and topics commonly taught with an explanation of how they enhance teaching about a corresponding leadership topic. The researcher shares how introducing TED talks related to leadership can stimulate critical thinking about leadership while keeping the class interesting.