Michael Kearns: The Mistaken US Intelligence Community Approach to “Finding Leaders”

This IC Staff study — just as all other Great Man, leader-centric models — defines individuals as leaders only in “the top three” SES Positions. Ironically, modern leadership models contend leadership is NOT positional, it is essentially relational (socio-politicaly and intellectually critical). This is a typical study of senior managers called executives, who are incorrectly …

Michael Kearns: Jean Baudrillard on Four Realities

“Postmodernist French social theorist Jean Baudrillard argues that a simulacrum is not a copy of the real, but becomes truth in its own right: the hyperreal. Where Plato saw two types of representation—faithful and intentionally distorted (simulacrum)—Baudrillard sees four: (1) basic reflection of reality; (2) perversion of reality; (3) pretence of reality (where there is …

Michael Kearns: Leadership & Social Change

Leadership. The “School” of American Leadership Studies & Development (ALS&D) has been the largest mythological tyrant ever to spew propagandistic mythology (1); therein, inflating the lust for money, power, and control as measures of “success” in America (2). Much like Trump’s Great Man ascertations, about how “great” America can be, much like him-self – with …

Michael Kearns: Dabrowski on Positive Disintegration and Human Development

Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration: Some implications for teachers of gifted students Sal Mendaglio, AGATE. Fall 2002 15(2) 14-22. TPD is neither a theory of giftedness nor a theory of emotional development. It is a comprehensive, complex theory with far-reaching implications for understanding human development in general.