Neville Longbottom and a different kind of magic : a leadership theory analysis of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

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dc.contributor.advisor Rapatz, Vanessa
dc.contributor.author Hampshire, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-08T16:54:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-08T16:54:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.other A-384
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200963
dc.description.abstract As scholars, theorists, and visionaries have attempted to define leadership, many have likened the power of the leader to real-world magic. The wizarding world of Harry Potter and the magic within it uniquely invite a reading through the lens of leadership theory. As witches and wizards face trials that allow us to see where they fit within the wizarding world, we can also see applications of several leadership theory models analyzed in this thesis: trait theory and the great man theory, adaptive/situational leadership, the five bases of power, transformational leadership, followership, empowerment, and emotional intelligence. This analysis focuses on two characters in particular: Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom. Some readers may have been surprised by the prominent leadership role Neville plays in the final installment; however, a look at his character development throughout the series through the lens of leadership theory demonstrates that this progression is not only understandable, but it is also inevitable. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership
dc.title Neville Longbottom and a different kind of magic : a leadership theory analysis of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1854274


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