Further Issues to Consider

  • Matthew R Fairholm
  • Gilbert W Fairholm

Leadership continues to be an idea in motion. As a result, it is almost impossible to find the kernel of truth in the welter of ideas, models, perceptions, and perspectives that characterize leadership studies. However, as business, government, and all other social organizations continue to include discussions of leadership more explicitly in their activities, we are certain that this book will help produce men and women who are competently and confidently prepared to both understand and do leadership. The overall conclusion we make is that the five-perspective approach to understanding leadership in the Leadership Perspectives Model(LPM) is a credible and valid way to better think about how people do and can operate together in this diverse, complex, yet intensely personal world.

In terms of the leadership phenomenon, the perspectives approach contends that individuals hold alternative conceptions of what leadership actually is and use these conceptions to measure their own leadership...


Transformational Leadership Organizational Leadership Leadership Activity Leadership Theory Leadership Study 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew R Fairholm
    • 1
  • Gilbert W Fairholm
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South DakotaSDUSA
  2. 2.Virginnia Commonwealth UniversityVirginiaUSA

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