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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Created: 2007

Date Issued: 2007

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 152 p.

Language(s): English

Abstract/Description: The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the selfdevelopmentof women executives of philanthropic organizations to determinetheir approaches to learning for leading. Women occupy 1.4% to 53% of theexecutive positions in the U.S. depending on the sector, yet little is known abouttheir learning needs and strategies. The research questions asked how thesewomen executives learned to develop successfully in their positions and whatinformal learning strategies they used. This study explored the perspectives of 22women executives of philanthropic organizations in South Florida and WesternWashington. The foundations represented by the participants varied widely insize, purpose, and structure. The study yields evidence that learning and leading are inextricablyconnected. There is also evidence that learning needs and learning strategieschange over the course of one's career. They use a variety of learning resourcesincluding mentors, workshops, and resources such as books, journals and theinternet. Early strategies include training and mentoring. Later strategies refineconceptual skills through conversations with colleagues. Discussion includesimplications for executive development programs and recommendations forpractice and further research.

Identifier: FA00000676 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00000676

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Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Liddell, Theresa N. , author Guglielmino, Lucy M. Dr., Thesis advisor College of Education, Degree grantor

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A33832



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