Sociology of Leadership (SOL) focuses on principles of sociology and leadership from a sociological perspective to facilitate an enhancement to one’s social life and that of others. The sociology of leadership incorporates aspects of psychology, business, economics, and historical studies to address a leader’s talents, style, knowledge, and overall behavior as one interacts with groups, organizations, and society. This is important for future leaders in a variety of fields to include, but not limited to business, sociology, psychology, education, economics, and history as it will provide a well-rounded understanding of leadership.
Dr. LARRY F. ROSS
Dr. Larry F. Ross was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. As a young man, he entered the United States Army and served for 20 years before retiring. Upon retiring, he worked for the State of Illinois as a Child Protection Investigator and later went back to the Federal government as a civilian, starting at the U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division. Dr. Ross completed 16 years with the Federal government and went on to retire at Department of Defense as the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity. He holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (30 hours above the master’s level) in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia Beach Virginia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from the University of The State of New York, Albany, New York. Dr. Ross currently has ten years’ teaching experience.
SOCIOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP LATEST ARTICLES
Weak Enough to Lead: What the Bible Teaches us about Powerful Leadership
March 30, 2018
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The Value of Cross-Cultural Competence in the Armed Forces
June 23, 2017
The Pursuit for a Sociology of Leadership
July 2, 2017
New Book Published
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
-- Max DePree --
MY LATEST RESEARCH
There are two things that I love to teach about; one is leadership, and the other is sociology. I once said that lots of people run for office, and they claim that they can lead. There are also those who apply for jobs that require them to supervise or manage others, and they too seem to think they can lead. If you are like me, when people run for office or apply for leadership positions, I ask this question ‘so what makes you think you can lead?’ With so much failure in leadership these days society demands answers to this important issue.
Having an extensive background in leadership and sociology, I understand the connection well. There should be a Sociology of Leadership because it can add and advance the social thought of the 21st century.