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I teach about leadership. Theories about leadership abound. In order to teach about leadership thoroughly, most textbooks present students with the whole range of theories and let it go at that. They try not to take sides. Students then complain. When they are asked to answer for themselves why there are so many rival theories at one time, students give three kinds of answers. ” 19 20 CHAPTER 2 (1) Some students believe these theories are numerous attempts to explain a single thing, namely leadership, so that eventually we might one day gather them together, interweave them in such a way that the evidence holds, and voilà: leadership theory.
The method of pragmatism establishes a particular rhythm to the way we investigate the world. The rhythm of pragmatism is outlined by Peirce in a famous essay titled “The Fixation of Belief” (1940/1955, chap. 2). A person operates according to a relatively fixed set of theories about the world. ) That set of theories is exhibited in modes of acting or habits (Levine, 1995, p. 255). A state of mind of knowing what to do and why, is pleasing. It feels good. At worst, we have no reason to notice it at all, as we go happily about our business.
In my own defense, I explicitly favor keeping this umbrella separated from the other three conceptually, since it is distinct. It gets its own umbrella, but it does get an umbrella, for reasons that should become evident. D. CHAPTER SUMMARY So there you have it: four umbrellas for leadership studies. ) History, based on the record of human experience. ) Science, based on regulated observation and measurement. ) Logic, epistemology, and theory based on rules of inference. ) Psychology, based on the imagination.