Putman, A.O. / Published 2013 / Article
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Citation: Putman A.O. (2013). Leading: Perspectives for leaders and leadership coaches. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10 (pp. 113-128). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: “Leadership” is among the most widely discussed topics in business and organizational literature, but little consensus exists regarding what leadership is, let alone what is required to lead successfully. This is partly due to the lack of a thorough-going conceptualization of leadership and the domains within which it is exercised. This paper offers just such a conceptualization of “leading”, “leader” and “leadership”, rooted in the powerful conceptual framework known as Descriptive Psychology. Based on this conceptualization, the need and requirements for the role of Leadership Coach is discussed.