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The Self-Action Leadership Model: A Qualitative, Nomological Expansion of Self-Leadership Theory Rooted in Action Research Theory

  1. Freedom Focused, Conroe, TX, USA
  2. Management at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  3. Human Development Department, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, USA
Version 1 : Received: 22 July 2016 / Approved: 23 July 2016 / Online: 23 July 2016 (10:26:10 CEST)

How to cite: Jensen, J.; Neck, C.; Beaulieu, R. The Self-Action Leadership Model: A Qualitative, Nomological Expansion of Self-Leadership Theory Rooted in Action Research Theory. Preprints 2016, 2016070070 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0070.v1). Jensen, J.; Neck, C.; Beaulieu, R. The Self-Action Leadership Model: A Qualitative, Nomological Expansion of Self-Leadership Theory Rooted in Action Research Theory. Preprints 2016, 2016070070 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0070.v1).

Abstract

In 2015, the Self-Action Leadership Theory—a qualitative, nomological expansion of self-leadership theory rooted in atmospheric and astronomical metaphor aimed at expanding the personal freedom of individuals, organizations, and nations by bolstering the existential growth of individuals through a series of Maslow-esque stages of holistic, personal development. This article introduces an accompanying, practitioner-based Model of Self-Action Leadership (SAL) aimed at the implicit enhancement of a holistic range of administrative processes through explicit training, mentoring, and coaching in the model’s general and universally-applicable principles and practices. The SAL model produces an original construct of personal leadership practice that builds upon the extant self-leadership academic canon, which dates back to 1983 (Manz, 1983). It also provides an analogue to four of the five core processes of Project Management by positioning a self-action leader (an individual) as the ongoing “project” at hand. The SAL Model is rooted in action research and was developed through a variety of self-oriented, action research projects in conjunction with a comprehensive, qualitative, analytical autoethnographic study of a scholar’s life experiences.

Subject Areas

Self-Action Leadership (SAL), SAL model, SAL theory, nomological, existential growth, organizational (or corporate) citizen, SAR project, SAL project, step-habit, Self-Declaration of Independence, Self-Constitution

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