Prudence as a Construct to Embody Leadership for Peace and Prosperity

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Prudence is explored as a construct in practical behaviors of good judgment and common sense in care and thought for the future using theoretical context of self-leadership, individual performance, and leadership styles: Transformational, Transactional, and Laissez-faire.

 

We apply Prudence to self-leadership in both physical and cognitive processes – ability (resources) and willingness (attitude).

 

Ability and Willingness are categorized as broad-based logical referents of Prudence to align with Aquinas (2011) definition of Prudence for practical reasoning in personal self-governance.

 

Reference

 

 

Aquinas, T. (2011). Aquinas’ moral, political, and legal philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved at http://plato.stanford.edu/ entries/aquinas-moral-political [Accessed December 31, 2017].

 

 

 

 

MacArthur School of Leadership and Palm Beach Atlantic University
LauraAnn Migliore, Ph.D.
Erik Bean, Ed.D.
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Event or Conference: 
International Leadership Association (ILA) 2018 Anniversary Global Conference
Presentation Type: 
Roundtable
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Presentation Location: 
West Palm Beach, FL
United States
Abstract: 
Over 100 years ago, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President, coined what is now a famous saying: “Do what you can with what you have and where you are at.” This quote embodies the quality of empowerment to do something while simultaneously dissolving personal excuses for not doing anything. It also embodies the concept of Prudence to apply practicability and common sense to life situations of which Theodore Roosevelt (TR) “is known for his appreciation of life’s struggles and for a bedrock belief that people can create major change with sufficient motivation and hard work” (Camargo & Roosevelt, 2015, p. 696) and thus, promote authentic leadership for progress, peace, and prosperity. This interactive roundtable explores Prudence as a construct in practical behaviors of good judgment and common sense in care and thought for the future. Prudence is based in theoretical context of self-leadership, individual performance, and leadership styles: Transformational, Transactional, and Laissez-faire. Questions to guide the discussion include the following: What enables a leader to behave prudently? Can a leader be prudent without having resources and talents (skills and abilities)? Why or Why not? Can a leader be prudent if he/she perceives a deficiency in their current state of being? Why or Why not? What leadership examples can you think of that embody prudence for peace and prosperity? Reference Camargo, C.A., and Roosevelt, T. (2015). The misunderstood asthma of Theodore Roosevelt. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Special Article 3(5), 696-701.