Janet L. Byars, Ph.D. is a 2009 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
- Carolyn Kenny, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Mitch Kusy, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Jonathan Reams, Ph.D., External Reader
leadership, intention, integrity, coherence, holding environment, theoretical model of practice, organizational psychology
Holographic Leadership integrates values-based leadership into an understanding of an energetic holographic world. It is a world where the unseen is the primary influencer, where the smaller is more powerful (Bohm, 1994). I will synthesize many diverse ideas into an exploratory theory that will suggest new insights into sustainable leadership. I will propose a new model of practice from which to work. I suggest that it is through an internal state of physiological coherence and psychological balance that a leader can truly learn to “hold steady” (Heifetz, 1994), creating an intentional holding environment, a coherent group dynamic, which draws forth potentials from the unseen world. My hybrid dissertation marries theoretical suppositions with a model of practice, and is based on my own heuristic knowledge from the business world. The electronic version of this dissertation is at OhioLINK ETD Center, www.etd.ohiolink.edu.
Byars, J. L. (2009). Holographic Leadership: Leading as a Way of Being. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/638