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Shedding light on a muddled field : a Christian ethical appraisal of transforming and transformational leadership

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dc.contributor.advisor Kretzschmar, Louise
dc.contributor.advisor Kessler, Volker
dc.contributor.author Meier, Elke Annette
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T09:45:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T09:45:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02
dc.identifier.citation Meier, Elke Annette (2014) Shedding light on a muddled field : a Christian ethical appraisal of transforming and transformational leadership, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13761> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13761
dc.description.abstract Principles of “transforming leadership” have been widely promoted since the publication of James McGregor Burns’ book Leadership, especially among Christian leaders. The purpose of this study is to examine the ethical foundations of his model and Bernard Bass’ “transformational leadership”. Imprecise use of the terms “transforming”, “charismatic”, and “transformational” leads to an adoption of methods without adequate understanding of the underlying value system. This literature review compares and evaluates the source texts within a framework of world view, intention, character and menschenbild, as well as the Christian ethical mandates of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Valuing the imago Dei in others has significant implications for a leader-follower relationship. Bonhoeffer’s mandates will help leaders reflect their position within their organisations and the wider society. Though the incentive for this research was leadership within the context of the Wycliffe Global Alliance, its findings will be relevant to Christian leadership in general, especially in intercultural contexts. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 221 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Transformational leadership en
dc.subject Transforming leadership en
dc.subject Charismatic leadership en
dc.subject Christian ethics en
dc.subject Imago Dei en
dc.subject James McGregor Burns en
dc.subject Bernard Bass en
dc.subject Dietrich Bonhoeffer en
dc.subject Vision en
dc.subject Character en
dc.subject.ddc 241.644
dc.subject.lcsh Burns, James MacGregor -- Views on leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Bass, Bernard M. -- Views on leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945 -- Views on leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian ethics en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Transformational leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title Shedding light on a muddled field : a Christian ethical appraisal of transforming and transformational leadership en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy and Systematic Theology en
dc.description.degree M. Th. (Theological Ethics with specialisation in Christian leadership in context)


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