Pre-pragmatic Perspectives of Leadership

  • Daniels Aide Okun
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


The immaculate nature and scope of leadership transcend far beyond the accepted-applied principles and theories of leadership which has been fluid and elusive overtime in history. Leadership has more often than not been defined empirically based on experiential knowledge, hypothesis, and facts which truly and completely never resonates with the in-depth profundity of leadership intellectually. For centuries after centuries, decades after decades, and years after years and since time immemorial, in records, identified traditions, labeled cultures, and bordered sovereignties or nations, the trust and belief on leadership have always been repeated and reaffirmed from generations to generations. Leadership had in the past and has continued to the present and will always through the future direct the course of humanity both internally and externally. This further explains the vital importance of leadership as more than just an art that ought to be discussed, examined, and taught over time through cultural formations, educational developments, and fundamentally the actions or plans of governance and policies. Leadership has not always been an office, a title, a gender, an age, a race, nor a stationed post. Leadership transcends far beyond physical locations and presence. It has phenomenally been a conscience that has been found rooted everywhere around and beyond humanity and civilization. This strikingly personified nature of leadership has been discussed through the pages of this chapter. The descriptive studies on leadership are more than just an art or a lifestyle and hence should be discussed extensively through a holistic approach. This chapter was aimed to analyze the characteristics of leadership beyond conventional means, the typologies of leadership, the rare types of leadership, and ultimately the pragmatic assertions of leadership. With the envisioned stand on knowledge through this chapter on leadership, questions ought to be answered as to what exactly the definition of leadership truly is could be and should continue to be while moving forward futuristically.


Meritocracy Plutocracy Charismatic Autocratic Bureaucratic Lionize Dualistic Authentic Dogmatic Diplomatic Chaotic Chauvinistic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Volgograd State Technical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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