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Publication date: 23 September 2013

Milorad M. Novicevic, John Humphreys, M. Ronald Buckley, Foster Roberts, Andrew Hebdon and Jaemin Kim

– The purpose of this paper is to derive practical recommendations from Follett's conceptualization of the student-teacher relations.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to derive practical recommendations from Follett's conceptualization of the student-teacher relations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employs a narrative historical interpretation of Follett's speech, which was originally given at the Boston University in the late Fall of 1928, but for the first time published in 1970.

Findings

Follett's conceptualization of the teacher-student relation resonated well with the contemporary conceptualization of constructive-developmental theory of leadership.

Research limitations/implications

The findings of this study should be interpreted with recognition that the single case study has inherent limitations in terms of generalization.

Originality/value

This paper offers unique practical recommendations for instructional methods of experiential learning based on reflection, problem solving and critical thinking, which are based on the authors' analysis of Follett's works and constructive-developmental scholarship.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 12 January 2015

Christopher H. Thomas, Andrew S. Hebdon, Milorad M. Novicevic and Mario J. Hayek

The purpose of this study is to examine an historical account of an effective leader who was able to draw from multiple styles of leadership, and choose a dominant style…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine an historical account of an effective leader who was able to draw from multiple styles of leadership, and choose a dominant style based upon contextual constraints and demands context, and subordinate behaviors associated with leadership styles not suited to the context.

Design/methodology/approach

To identify his prominent style at each leadership episode, we critically analyzed Nehemiah’s leadership role transitions across 13 chapters of text using sociohistorical method and a quasi-repeated treatment design via qualitative comparative analysis.

Findings

We found that Nehemiah adapted his behaviors such that his prominently displayed leadership style varied based on dynamic configurations of demands placed on him during his rebuilding efforts. As Nehemiah progressed through distinct stages of his mission, he differentially emphasized tactics associated with different styles of leadership in response to the contextual demands that were most salient during each stage.

Practical implications

Organizational leaders are presented with evidence that developing a broad repertoire of leadership behaviors is essential to guiding followers within dynamic environments.

Originality/value

This paper uses a novel historical source material to investigate contemporary leadership concepts grounded in established theoretical frameworks. Using this material, we demonstrate the applicability of various leadership styles within different contexts, and use Nehemiah as an illustration of an effective leader capable of fluidly enacting multiple leadership styles.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 23 September 2013

Shawn M. Carraher

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Journal of Management History, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 12 January 2015

Shawn Carraher

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Journal of Management History, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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