Leadership and Coherence: A Cognitive Approach (Leadership: Research and Practice)

Leadership and Coherence: A Cognitive Approach (Leadership: Research and Practice)

By: Nathan W. Harter (author)Paperback

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Leadership and Coherence investigates how leaders justify their decisions, and how they bring about coherence amongst followers. Taking a cognitive approach, it builds on the work of Hannah Arendt to attempt a phenomenology of judgment, examining how the moral imperative experienced by leaders can be shared by their community so both leader and led are guided by a mutual purpose. Through biographical case studies of historical leaders, this book illustrates how successful leaders operate in a turbulent world, not only making their own decisions but also gathering likeminded followers to share in a common vision and shared sense of purpose.

About Author

Nathan W. Harter is Professor of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University, USA.


Chapter 1 Circumscribing the field Chapter 2 Locating the center Chapter 3 The framework for this investigation Chapter 4 From "it" to "you" to "us" Chapter 5 Cameron finds himself transfixed by "A Sunday Afternoon on The Island of La Grande Jatte" Chapter 6 The Shattering Chapter 7 The persuasions of Socrates Chapter 8 The purposes of Abraham Lincoln Chapter 9 Jan Patocka and pneumopathology Chapter 10 Transcendence or a Romantic delusion...or worse?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848725560
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9781848725560
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1848725566

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