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Nowhere Man: Autoethnographic Reflections on Identity, Family, and Leadership.


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Nowhere Man: Autoethnographic Reflections on Identity, Family, and Leadership.

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dc.contributor.author Skipp, Tracy John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-09T21:42:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-09T21:42:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-09
dc.date.submitted July 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11115
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this self study was to discover the values and attitudes I model as a leader to support people in doing their best work. Specifically, do I practice leadership intimacy as defined in this study? Leadership intimacy is defined by addressing these research questions: What values do I lead by? And, what attitudes and practices do I model as a leader? Autoethnography is a qualitative genre of research I used in this study. It describes the researcher and his or her personal experiences within a social context, in this case a research university. Autoethnography is often described as “exploring a particular life, to understand a way of life.” In this study, I reflected upon vignettes that illustrate how my values and attitudes as a leader have been shaped. These formed the basis for deeper reflection, discussions, and interviews to explain my practice. Interviews were conducted using the 360 degree model to collect data. The data were then analyzed using idea units. Idea units are discrete ideas that can be found in writing regardless of the language used to describe them. Coding for idea units in any narrative follows the same pattern or procedure regardless of the idea being coded. The attitudes and values most often cited were those demonstrating metanoia, humility, and solicitude. I learned each one of these values from my children. As I reviewed each of these values, it became clear that a framework where life informs work informs life is the engine that drives leadership intimacy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject intimacy en_US
dc.subject values en_US
dc.subject autoethnography en_US
dc.subject 360-degree interviews en_US
dc.subject vignettes en_US
dc.subject idea units en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership--Psychological aspects--Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership--Social aspects--Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Educational leadership--Psychological aspects--Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Educatiional leadership--Social aspects--Case studies
dc.title Nowhere Man: Autoethnographic Reflections on Identity, Family, and Leadership. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Educational Leadership en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning en_US
dc.description.advisor Borden, Allison
dc.description.committee-member Morris, Michael Malahy
dc.description.committee-member Ondrias, Mark
dc.description.committee-member Preskill, Stephen L.

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