Research Projects - Leadership in Public Policy and Administration
Authors: Fred H. Carter
This qualitative research project examines the history of leadership theory, comparing traditional leadership theories and principles with contemporary leadership practices and considering both Eastern and Western cultural traditions. At its heart is the question, “What is leadership?” Although the term leadership remains undefined, this research proposes an Elemental Theory of Leadership that describes the context within which leadership – especially, public leadership – happens. The research may be of value in gaining a practical understanding of leadership and leadership theories.