Leadership and Multidimensionality
Interim rept. Jan-Apr 1986
MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER PA
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This report explores the rationale for the following suggestions that leaders must be able to empathize i.e., perceive and understand employees and relevant others appropriately, that the executive leader should be able to communicate effectively, and that appropriate and effective leadership action generally has to be based on differentative and integrative thinking, perceiving, and planning. Questions about how differentiation and integration are useful, when and where multidimensionality is needed, and what must be differentiated to achieve leadership excellence are all addressed. Keywords Organization Empathy Persuasion and control Information flow Group deliberation Interdependence and Task demands.