Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring a definition of leadership and the biography of Dr. Frank B. Wynn
by Walters, David Clyde, Ed.D., University of Montana, 2009, 316; 3360170
Abstract (Summary)

Frank B. Wynn was a leader in the first decades of the 20th Century. In the process of establishing timeless leadership standards for reconstructing his biography, it became apparent that no such standard existed, owing to more than 300 definitions of leadership at the end of the 20th century. The central research question asked what elements of leadership are historically and logically independent of context, and if those elements can be illuminated in a specific example of a leader examined from holistic criteria? The study consisted of an etymology of leadership terms, an exploration of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Categories, an examination of the criteria for accurate definition, and finally a reconstructed biography of Dr. Frank B.Wynn

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Farrier, Merle
Commitee: Bonsett, Charles A., Farrier, Merle, Gilmore, Cheryl, Matt, John, O'Reilly, Frances L.
School: University of Montana
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Montana
Source: DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, Philosophy, Education philosophy
Keywords: Aristotle, Biography, Definition, Ethics, Leadership, Virtues, Wynn, Frank B.
Publication Number: 3360170
ISBN: 978-1-109-24409-0
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