Distinctive Leadership: Moral Identity as Self Identity

Distinctive Leadership: Moral Identity as Self Identity

Kasturi Rohit Naik, Srini R. Srinivasan
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0948-6.ch005
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This chapter aims on exploring the role of social context, personality, intrinsic motivation and learning agility on leadership development taking into consideration both collective and relational leadership development along with individual leadership development with retention of moral identity as self-identity. After the study on leadership development literature in details this chapter is an attempt to bridge certain gaps found in literature by means of qualitative empirical research to connect leader development with leadership development. By giving details with respect to formative years, career course, personality, leadership highlights etc. of Mr. Suryakant Sarjoshi owner of chain of restaurants located in India and winner of Foodie Hub Global Award held in London, 2015 this chapter focuses on how developmental experiences should be arranged over time and how these experiences can reinforce each other.
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Research Methodology

The task of the social sciences is to isolate, analyse and understand the cause of human behaviour and to understand how social forces shape behaviour. Here we need to study social group behaviour rather than individual group behaviour. In social science research, evidence which is reliable and valid can be collected from observable phenomenon which also can be tested.

Creswell (1994) suggests that if the topic is new, with little existing literature, using qualitative approach may be appropriate for analysis of data. Cooper and Schindler (1998) suggest that when undertaking an exploratory study, the researcher should consider the use of qualitative research, as it can help the researcher to understand the reasons for the respondent’s attitudes and opinions.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Moral Identity: It is a cognitive representation of the moral self that reflects the degree to which moral traits like honesty, integrity etc. are central to one's self-concept.

Formative Years: A transitional period of development between an initial or early phase and an established or mature phase that has strong influence on the overall development of an individual.

Intrinsic Motivation: It is the self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges, to analyze one's capacity, to observe and to gain knowledge that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself.

Regional Cuisine: A cuisine based upon national, state or local regions. Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, varying climates, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences.

Distinctive Leadership: The leadership with a blend of alignment with the business strategy, intellectual maturity and emotional maturity is known as distinctive leadership.

Reinforcement: According to behavioral psychology it is a consequence that will strengthen an individual’s future behavior whenever that behavior is preceded by a specific antecedent stimulus.

Leadership Development: It refers to any activity formal or informal, direct or indirect like role plays, case studies etc. that enhances the quality of leadership within an individual, group or organization.

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