Leadership

 

BEING A LEADER AND THE EFFECTIVE EXERCISE OF LEADERSHIP
An Ontological / Phenomonological Model

 

"Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a leader and to the effective exercise of leadership as one's natural self-expression" in their talk, 'Creating Leaders:
A New Model - Ten Years On' for the Sands Leadership Lecture Series at the University
of Rochester Simon Business School
on February 5, 2014.

 

If there ever was a time for a new model of leadership, that time is now. The course Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership created by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron and Kari Granger is a new and unique model of leadership that leaves participants being a leader and exercizing leadership effectively as their natural self-expression.

The course, while still in development, has been taught since 2005 at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business to MBA, PhD, and Executive Development Program students, faculty, administrators, alumni and outside corporate executives. It is currently being taught to undergraduates and faculty at the United States Air Force Academy.  In August 2008, the course was also taught to some 250 senior management consultants from 66 separate firms. In January 2009 the course was delievered at Erasmus Academie in Rotterdam (a version of which was taught at the Erasmus University Law School). The course was delivered at Texas A&M University Mays School of Business in June 2010, in India under the auspices of the IC Centre for Governance and MW Corp in November 2010, at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in June 2012, at entrepreneurship@ubc at The University of British Columbia in June 2013 and in Singapore, hosted by Nanyang Technological University in July 2014.

An abstract of the working paper titled, "Creating Leaders: An Ontological Model" is available at Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge website.

In the course participants discover a new and powerful model of integrity and the difference between management and leadership.   The course is designed to open up and leave participants with an expanded personal opportunity - ways of being, thinking, planning, and action that leave them being a leader and exercising leadership effectively.  This new model of leadership and its practice is applicable for all domains of leadership, including personal leadership (being the leader of yourself and your own life) and team and organizational leadership in school, business, and any other area in which one would like to make a difference (e.g. family, community, and politics). 

HARVARD'S HANDBOOK FOR TEACHING LEADERSHIP 

The quotes below are from the editor’s introduction of a chapter titled “Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model” written by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, and Kari Granger in the book “The Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being”, 2012 (p. xxiv).  The book is edited by Harvard Business School’s Scott Snook (Senior Lecturer), Nitin Nohria (Dean of Harvard Business School and George Baker Professor of Administration), and Rakesh Khurana (Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development).

“How does one teach leadership in a way that not only informs them about leadership but also transforms them into actually being leaders?  …this eclectic group of scholars argues for adopting a decidedly ontological approach to leadership education that promises to leave students actually being leaders.  Contrasting their ontological approach described as being and action as experienced "on the court" with more traditional perspectives where leadership is observed and commented on "from the stands," this chapter presents a rigorous theory of leadership education that begins and ends with the following bold promises to students:

“You will leave this course being who you need to be to be a leader.

“You will leave this course with what it takes to exercise leadership effectively.

“…by following a rigorous, phenomenologically based methodology, students have the opportunity to create for themselves a context that leaves them actually being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression."


 

 

Reference and Links:



The Four Ways of Being That Create The Foundation For Great Leadership, A Great Organization, & A Great Personal Life

Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Approach, An Introduction

Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model - At entrepreneurship@ubc

The Three Foundations of A Great Life, Great Leadership, and A Great Organization, by Werner Erhard and Professor Michael C. Jensen

Course Materials for: The Ontological Foundations of Leadership and Performance: Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership - A New Model

Introductory Reading for Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge: Introductory Reading For Being A Leader

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge: Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)

Simon Graduate School of Business Offers Leadership Seminar Series with Finance Pioneer Michael C. Jensen

HBS Professor Emeritus Michael Jensen to Present Seminar at Erasmus Academie

Harvard Business School Working Papers

Leadership and the Next Presidency - video

Psychology Today 2009 Neuroleadership Summit - How to foil an amygdala hijack

The Leadership Course - Werner Erhard

The Transformational Experiences that Leave Ordinary People Being Leaders, Access to a Context that Uses You, and Education as Stretching the Mind

Erasmus Course - A Participant's Perspective - Part One

Erasmus Course - A Participant's Perspective - Follow Up

Erasmus Course - A Participant's Perspective - Part Two

Erasmus Course - A Participant's Perspective - Final

Vail Leadership Institute What's love got to do with leadership?

Faculty Training for Delivering the Leadership Course at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, December 3, 2010: Creating Leaders: An Ontological Model - Forthcoming in: THE HANDBOOK FOR TEACHING LEADERSHIP, Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, eds., Sage Publications, 2011

Society For Humanistic Psychology on the forthcoming chapter on Creating Leaders: An Ontological Model in The Handbook for Teaching Leadership

Academy of Management Annual Meeting presentation of Being A Leader and The Effective Exercize of Leadership: An Ontological Model - Being A Leader

The Leadership Course at Panchgani, India, sponsored by IC Centre for Governance and MW Corp - The Times of India

Fourth Annual Leadership Seminar Series, “The Ontological Foundations of Leadership and Performance- Simon Graduate School of Business

Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge First Look, October 26, 2010

Jensen Leadership Seminar on Facebook

The Handbook For Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being

Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge, First Look: February 28, 2012, Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model

Harvard University Center For Public Leadership: Growing Leaders in a Changing World - Introduction

Harvard University Center For Public Leadership: Growing Leaders in a Changing World - Werner Erhard speaks on panel

Four Ways of Being that Create the Foundations of A Great Personal Life, Great Leadership and A Great Organization

High-Performance Leadership in a Hurry?: Four Foundations of Great Leadership - Insigniam

Jacobs Management Group

The Essence of Leadership

Lest We Forget - The Importance of Practices

University of Rochester Simon Business School: Sands Leadership Lecture with Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen, February 5, 2014

The Hidden Power of Integrity and Access to Vast Increases in Performance Michael C. Jensen's presentation at University of British Columbia prior to the Leadership Course which was delivered at entrepreneurship@UBC in June, 2013.

 

 

Read Werner Erhard's Academic Papers

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Handbook For Teaching leadership, 2011

The Handbook For Teaching Leadership, Knowing, Doing and Being. Chapter 16 is "Creating Leaders: An Ontological Model", written by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen and Kari Granger

 

 

 

Werner Erhard - Leadership

Werner Erhard speaks about Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership

 

Werner H Erhard

Werner Erhard: Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership

 

 

 

Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, Kari Granger, Joe Dimaggio - Leadership Course Faculty

Michael C. Jensen, Joe DiMaggio, Kari Granger and Werner Erhard

 

 

 

 

 

werner erhard ontological leadership course dartmouth university

Werner Erhard at Dartmouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard, Mumbai, India, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Werner Erhard Leadership Course India 2010

IC Centre for Governance, Panchgani, India

"Leadership: An Ontological Approach"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Steve Zafron, Kari Granger present the Leadership Course at Erasums Academie

 

"Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model," led by Dr.Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron and Kari Granger at Erasmus Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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