Leadership Epistemology

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Bogenschneider, Bret
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2016-11
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The scientific study of “leadership” depends on the ability to intersubjectively test theories about leadership and to thereby identify leadership causation.  Such a scientific endeavor is difficult because the study of leadership is a social science and is subject to change by ergodicity.  Accordingly, to begin the scientific study of leadership it is necessary to reject an idea of leadership science as the study of singular observations followed by deductive syllogism to arrive at a certain result.  As such, the study of leadership as science requires a general theory of leadership which will either be potentially falsified or gradually narrowed and amended over time. 
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Creighton University
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Copyright (c) 2016 Bret Bogenschneider
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2379-9307
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