chapter  1
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Leadership journeys, dilemmas, and maps

This chapter starts our leadership journey by introducing the approach to leadership

development based on the metaphors of map-reading, map-testing, and map-making.

You will become familiar with the ways maps are constructed when they are based on the

Dominant Rational Model (DRM) of knowledge management. Its influence has been

pervasive for so long in educational and professional fields that it is largely taken for

granted. You will learn how the DRM gained ascendancy over earlier beliefs about the

workings of the natural world, thus paving the way for the methods of scientific reasoning

and rational actions in modern civilizations around the world.