The 4R Model Of Leadership: A Virtue-Based Curricular Model For Business Education In A Global Context
Source: Bethel University
This paper presents a virtue-based, graphic working model of leadership used in teaching business leadership in an MBA program. The 4R Model offers a theoretically sound, conceptually simple and eminently practical framework for integrating virtue into a global business leadership education curriculum. The model pictures "Leadership happening" in the context of a business organization, depicting the critical relationship between the exercise of personal virtue on the part of the leader or leaders, and the effective practice of business leadership. The 4R Model provides a conceptual framework consisting of four comprehensive, "Macro-categories" of leadership attitudes and behaviors, and pictures the critical linkages and dynamic interaction of these categories.