Joseph Hester


This article provides a historical narrative documenting the major rifts and shifts in the concept of “value” in the 20th and 21st centuries. It is the author’s contention that these shifts have confused the conceptualization of value, making it a rather broad and meaningless term. Thus, to define “leadership” as “values- or ethically-based,” one must first provide a substantial defense of a particular moral view upon which leadership is want to be situated. This task is made arduous because “value” and “morals” have become confused in the morass of postmodernism and its political correlate, political correctness.

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