Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Natural Leaders: How Interacting with Nature Impacts Leadership Practices
by Pannabecker, Bradford W., M.A., Saint Mary's College of California, 2019, 72; 13807233
Abstract (Summary)

Within today's technologically enmeshed world, people are spending more and more time in front of screens (both large and small). This comes at a cost; time spent outdoors is becoming scarce. How does engaging with nature impact our practice of leadership? A Collaborative Inquiry carried out by four individuals with personal leadership practices explored this question. We found that our leadership practices were improved through spending time in nature. A significant impact we identified was that our experiences in nature had an ego-reductive influence, turning our focus outwards and improving our ability to navigate complex situations with greater fluidity. We recommend that leaders looking to alter their perspective adopt a practice of intentional reflective time in nature.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sartor, Linda
School: Saint Mary's College of California
Department: Leadership Studies Programs
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Leadership, Nature
Publication Number: 13807233
ISBN: 978-0-438-96877-6
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