Perceiving leadership within a tribal organization: A study of leaders of a Native American tribe

by House, Susan M., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 98 pages; 3310896


This dissertation furthers the research on leadership perspectives originally presented by G. Fairholm. There are five perspectives that were reviewed within four areas of an organization located on a Native American reservation and operated by members of the Oneida Tribe. The four areas include leaders from governmental, nongovernmental, gaming and nongaming sections. The basis for the study was that leadership exists within an, the leadership perspectives along a five-part continuum. In addition to the work by Gilbert Fairholm, Matthew Fairholm, and Patrice Stewart, Miles Bryant's view of leadership among Native Americans was reviewed. The comparison between Matthew Fairholm and Miles Bryant provided an interesting view on the Western influence on Native American leaders, the cultural component of leaders, the description of leaders, and leadership description. The researcher concluded that leadership perceptions exist within the Native American organization, and that culture is an important issue for the leaders.

AdviserRubye H. Braye
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Native American studies
Publication Number3310896

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