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Methodology

Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project collected data from personal interviews and completed Vincentian Leadership Self Assessments (VLA-Self). The findings of this research documents the elements of a Vincentian management science and serves as the basis for curricula, materials, pedagogy and organizational development programs.

Our research was conducted as a process of appreciative inquiry—discovering values in behaviors rather than in concepts. Therefore, our research methods were voluntary, collaborative and participatory and occurred within the greater context of leadership development. ​