The Quest for the Ideas of Leadership in Philosophy of V Wilhelm Storost-Vydunas
Although, in Lithuania, the philosophical quest for leader’s identity is gaining great capacity, the ideas of leadership are sought in Eastern and Western philosophies bypassing the philosophical heritage of Lithuania. Efforts are made to restrict pragmatism and consumerism and promote sustainable ideas of leadership based on moral values. Every person is encouraged to look for the leadership identity in her/himself. It is argued that identity consists of subjective self-assessment, the choice of personal values and social roles. The idea that personal leadership is just a social construct and can be successfully developed became popular in the world and recently was accepted in Lithuania. But perhaps, in the Lithuanian philosophy heritage, there is the original idea of leadership developed by Vydunas. It is highly likely that, by encouraging a return to morality and values, he could also raise ideas of leadership. This article presents the results of the quest for the ideas of leadership in Vydunas’s philosophy.