Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
leadership, authoritarian leadership, phenomenological study, radio station
Business | Leadership Studies
Inman, Katherine M., "Biblical Leadership: Combatting Authoritarianism" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4719.
The radio station in Oil City, Pa became a non-existent entity when the owner sold the organization. This caused dissatisfaction among many members of the community, as well as resentment among former employees. Understanding the leadership's impact provides insight into the radio station's potential sustainability or inevitable failure. This phenomenological study allows for a focus on the events surrounding the radio station's sale, which sheds light on the leadership style used by the radio station's most recent owner. Each interviewee offers a unique perspective, including information about the events that led up to the radio station's sale. The study of the leadership style encompasses insight into successful and unsuccessful methods of leadership through the study of the events that led up to the sale. Additionally, the biblical examples can be seen through Moses’ and Jesus’ leadership that presents the most effective biblical leadership style of servant leadership.