The Leadership Course
BEING A LEADER AND THE EFFECTIVE EXERCISE OF LEADERSHIP
An Ontological / Phenomonological Model
If there ever was a time for a new model of leadership, that time is now. The new Leadership Course created by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron and Kari Granger will acquaint you with a new approach of leadership; a new and unique model of leadership based on access to leadership (being a leader) and integrity.
The course is a leadership laboratory where instructors work with the participants to create direct access to the ways of being, thinking, planning, and action required to be a leader and to exercise leadership effectively – in any situation, and no matter the circumstances.
This 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 presented at Erasmus Academie in Rotterdam (a version of which was taught at the Erasmus University Law School and at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore in 2011). The course was presented at Texas A&M University Mays School of Business in June 2010, and in India under the auspices of the IC Centre for Governance and MW Corp in November 2010. The course will be presented in Dubai in February 2012 and at Dartmouth Medical School in June 2012. 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).
Werner Erhard and his colleagues Michael C. Jensen and Kari Granger were invited to write a chapter for the The Handbook For Teaching Leadership, Knowing, Doing, and Being. The editors of the book, Harvard Business School Dean, Nitin Nohria, Professor of Leadership Development, Rakesh Khurana, and Professor of Organization Development Scott Snook said this in their introduction to the book: "In a highly provocative chapter titled 'Creating Leaders', this eclectic group of scholars argues for adopting a decidedly ontological approach to leadership education that promises to leave students actually being leaders...For these authors, integrity, authenticity, and being committed to something bigger than oneself form the base of 'the context for leadership,' a context that once mastered, leaves one actually being a leader...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 Three Foundations of A Great Life, Great Leadership, and A Great Organization, by Werner Erhard and Professor Michael C. Jensen
Psychology Today 2009 Neuroleadership Summit - How to foil an amygdala hijack
Vail Leadership Institute What's love got to do with leadership?
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
Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge First Look, October 26, 2010
Jensen Leadership Seminar on Facebook
Werner Erhard, Mumbai, India, 2010
"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