The purpose of this study was to examine how east Tennessee
leaders were similar or different from leaders in other geographical locations.
The population consisted of 113 leaders of industry within a
northeast Tennessee county. Asked to complete the Leadership Practices
Inventory (Self), usable surveys were returned by 40 respondents (35% response
rate). The size of the organizations represented by these respondents varied from
as few as one or two to as many as several thousand. No demographic information
Enabling was the leadership practice reported as most often
engaged in, followed closely by Modeling, and then Challenging and Encouraging
as a next set, and Inspiring in a third set (least frequently engaged). This rank
order is fairly consistent with data from the normative sample.