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Learner Paper: The Evolution of Leadership and Mentorship from 1975 – Present

August 2009 / Learner Papers

Kelly McInnes, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

kelly mcinnesIntroduction

The purpose of this paper is to review the evolution of leadership and the evolution of mentorship as it has occurred over the last 34 years and provide speculation about the next phase of mentorship in relation to the evolution of leadership.

Both leadership and mentorship are constructs that have been around for a very long time. Mentorship can be traced back to the figure portrayed in Homer’s Odyssey …