Dr. Moudy Elbayadi is a 2014 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University.
Above: Dr. Moudy Elbayadi [center] at his Dissertation Defense, Yellow Springs, Ohio 2014 with Dr. Mitch Kusy [left], Committee Member and Dr. Carolyn Kenny [right], Dissertation Chair.
Committee members not pictured : Dr. Ann L. Cunliffe, Committee Member and Dr. Brian Kolo, External Reader
This theoretically oriented scholarly personal narrative (SPN) explored how the constructionist view of relational leadership might be applied in a post-PC technological era marked by fast-paced innovation and an always on technology organization and infrastructure. Through reflecting on my personal and professional experience, I hope to offer the reflective scholar-practitioner new ways of thinking, present relational practices and suggest ways of being a leader participating in the fast-paced technology driven world. This new way of being combined both relational leadership and new DevOps practices that reduce organizational friction, break down departmental silos, and increase employee engagement in technology operations. Through this inquiry, I uncovered several practices and ways of being that are grounded in philosophical, theoretical, and social domains. In challenging the taken-for-granted reality of managing technology, I am attempting to produce practices for higher performance, humane, sustainable, and inspiring corporate information technology (IT) departments. The electronic version of this Dissertation is at AURA, http://aura.antioch.edu/etds/ and OhioLink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd
Elbayadi, Moudy E., "Relational Leadership, DevOps, and The Post-PC Era: Toward a Practical Theory for 21st Century Technology Leaders" (2014). Dissertations & Theses. 145.