‘Leadership’ as a phenomenon


This book was written on the premise that ‘leadership’ is not an isolated concept that is definable by a list of ‘leadership traits’ or certain types of ‘leadership personalities.’ Thus operative conditions or ‘themes’ that created the phenomenon of ‘leadership experience’ in biopharmaceutical executive interviewees were the focus of the qualitative study for this book. Two interdependent and interacting major thematic categories (‘themes’) were identified: competence and commitment. These themes create leadership behaviors that would produce a leadership experience for the biopharmaceutical executive. A third theme was identified in most, but not all of the executives’ interview data, and pertains to ...

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