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Understanding the role of ego, temperament and self esteem in the process of developing personal leadership skills

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Willem J. Schurink en
dc.contributor.author Harrop-Allin, Mary Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T06:33:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T06:33:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-09T06:33:12Z
dc.date.submitted 2009-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3468
dc.description D.Phil. en
dc.description.abstract “This thesis is a study about life, broken relationships, friendships, adapting to change and personal growth. It is a study about nurturing oneself and developing those qualities within oneself that will ensure a life of quality, harmony and inner peace. Autoethnography is an unconventional research method that is seldom used in qualitative research circles – the social sciences or human resource management spheres in South Africa. The contents of this thesis will be presented to an audience of social psychologists, social scientists, human resource managers, academics, school principals, teachers, parents, and divorcees, couples contemplating divorce, youth leaders and personal, interpersonal and professional leadership facilitators. The intention is to provide the reader with the opportunity to learn vicariously through the reading of the stories of other human beings, to identify with these stories and, as a result, to feel motivated to effect personal and social change. Reading about others enables us to learn more about ourselves and to feel in community with other human beings. This work presents an autoethnographic account of divorce and the emotional ramifications of this experience. Performance in the workplace is routinely compromised when individuals within the workplace are emotionally distressed. This thesis aims at highlighting the way in which coping strategies may motivate personal growth that will, in turn, enable the individual to adapt positively to change while performing optimally in the workplace. This work is set in the teaching environment of a primary school. The stories presented illustrate the myriad issues that are laid bare when worlds drift apart. Each story highlights challenges that will need to be addressed during the divorce process. The issues addressed in this thesis include love, compassion, leadership, values, principles, friendship, self-esteem, ego, selfexpression and forgiveness. The successful resolution of each challenge and the subsequent learning process will result in personal growth and a pervasive feeling of inner peace and harmony. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Industrial psychology en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Success en
dc.subject Ego (Psychology) en
dc.subject Temperament en
dc.subject Self-esteem en
dc.title Understanding the role of ego, temperament and self esteem in the process of developing personal leadership skills en
dc.type Thesis en

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