Accession Number:

ADP003304

Title:

There is No Such Thing as Leadership,

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

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Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In this paper, I present the radical but not nihilistic perspective that leadership is an invalid construct. More particularly, I argue that leadership science is a contradiction in terms, and that leadership is at best an ex post facto notion, a tenet of faith akin to that held by the ancient alchemists. The purpose of the arguments is not to debunk leadership per se, but to show that clinging tenaciously to the euphemism leadership is counterproductive to the vital pragmatic task of understanding and regulating human behavior. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE