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					Perspectives from 3G

       J. Stewart Black
            Our Evolution

  Anciently, (though not quite prehistorically) in what we
now call the Lawlerzoic period, the continuum was the tool
of choice. For example, leadership was framed in terms of
          task oriented to people oriented leaders.




    Task                                 People
              Leadership Orientation
        Our Evolution
   As Port’s students evolved and grew more
sophisticated, during what historians now call the
 Rickasic period, 2x2 matrix models walked and
               then ruled the earth.

             High



          Task

              Low
                    Low            High
                          People
                     Our Evolution
   Finally, as students reached the zenith of intellectual development and
evolution, a period that modern writers label the 3G period, 3D boxed out the
    simple and matrixed minded to extinction, and complex contingency
                      dominated the modern landscape!
                            High




                    Low

                 High



              Task


                  Low
                          Low               High
                                   People
           Our Evolution
       Low subordinate maturity, low time flexibility -> Hands On
Medium subordinate maturity, medium time flexibility -> Arms Open
     High subordinate maturity, high time flexibility -> Hands Off

                    High




          Low

       High



   Task


        Low
                Low                   High
                           People
    The Legacy and Our Place in
            the World
• The greatest challenges faced by the students of the enlightened 3G period
  were not the 3D theoretical models but the 3D identity framework.
• The Lawlerzoic and Rickasic periods had left a complex 3D identity legacy.
• On one dimension was how research was done--methods. They ranged
  from “wild & crazy” things like ethnography to “straight laced too tight”
  approaches like surveys.
• Another dimension was what was researched--content. Content ranged
  from out in “left field” to “main stream.”
• The third dimension was the volume of research published. Volume ranged
  from an article published once in a “blue moon” to “every 2nd Tuesday.”
• 3Gers struggled with their place in the world. Was one a wild, left, blue
  mooner, or a straight, main, 2nd Tuesdayer? Or some other combination?
The Legacy and Our Place
      in the World
                  Every 2nd
                  Tuesday



      Blue
      Moon
     Left
     Field



Content

    Main
    Stream
             Straight             Wild &
             Laced too            Crazy
             Tight       Method
                    Conclusion
• The top of mind issues and challenges for 3Gers had less
  to do with scholarship and more to do with identity.
• Consequently, the legacy of the Lawlerzoic and Rickasic
  periods extended beyond scholarship. The greater legacy
  was identity perplexia for 3Gers and beyond.
• Unfortunately, 3Gers leave little legacy except that they
  can say they were the last--the last to work personally with
  the man who started it all.
• And that legacy--Port’s legacy--will continue long after
  many in this room have gone the way of the early Porter
  student dinosaurs.

				
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