Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative meta-analysis and qualitative meta-synthesis was to conduct an analysis of five thematic research studies to aggregate and integrate findings to form new interpretations of the research field of grounded leadership.
Methodology: This quantitative meta-analysis and qualitative meta-synthesis was conducted as a secondary analysis of five thematic research studies to aggregate and integrate findings to form new interpretations of the research field of grounded leadership. The sample was composed of 79 exemplary leaders from five different fields.
Findings: Examination of 79 participants found that that aggregated population of exemplary leaders maintain grounded leadership by (a) practicing energy management activities, (b) practicing resilience activities, (c) practicing deep curiosity activities, (d) demonstrating a drive to succeed, (e) practicing global connectedness and generosity of spirit, and (f) practice building mutually rewarding relationships.
Conclusion: Exemplary leaders from the aggregated population who (a) utilized energy management and resiliency behaviors are more prepared to combat stress, (b) utilized a deep curiosity are more prepared to solve complex problems and improve wellness, (c) utilized a drive to succeed have a greater chance of sustained success, (d) explored global connectedness and generosity of spirit are more prepared to lead in a culturally connected environment, and (e) engaged in building mutually rewarding relationships create strong connections to wellness.
Recommendations: Further research is recommended to replicate the peer researchers’ mixed methods study that addresses younger leaders just starting their careers (such as mid-level managers) and populations from additional states. Additionally, a phenomenological study is recommended to explore the lived experiences of exemplary leaders within specific marginalized groups.
ALLEN, ROBERT, "Grounded Roots Research Synthesis: A Meta-Analysis/Meta-Synthesis of Strategies Used by Exemplary Leaders" (2023). Dissertations. 493.