Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1998

Advisor

Wendy Klepetar; Lisa Dopp

Abstract

Corporations can initiate an emergent form of leadership that encompasses the importance of values and relationships into the philosophies that articulate the organizational direction. This thesis established the most and least often articulated values from the mission statements of the Fortune 50 corporations. One of the observations noted by this research is that profit is the most frequent and loyalty is the least. The author finds this problematic and states that establishing an emergent form of leadership can be beneficial to organizations by redefining the practice of leadership within the organization, thus redefining the culture. Furthermore, the organizational transformation can then be articulated through the mission statements.

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