Jeffrey Nielsen explores existential questions and experiences through his writing. He is a philosopher educated at Weber State University and Boston College. At Boston College, Jeffrey was a Teaching Fellow where he taught courses in logic and critical thinking, the history and philosophy of art and science as well as in ethics and epistemology. He has also taught in the philosophy department at Brigham Young University, where he taught courses in the ethics of leadership, reasoning and writing, as well as in the history and development of science.
Jeffrey also consults with organizations around the world on management issues and assists organizations in developing peer-based managing, moral decision-making, and ethical problem solving models. Professor Nielsen has traveled internationally training with many of the Fortune 500 companies. His book, The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations, offers a new paradigm in peer-based management.
His most recent book, Deconstructing the Supermeme of Leadership: A Brief Invitation to Creating Peer-based Communities & Leaderless Organizations,presents a more philosophical and historical account of his peer-based model.
He is also experimenting with a new genre of fiction he is calling a "Literary Suite." Jeffrey defines a literary suite as four short, self-contained, stories that follow one another, and all of them explore a common idea or share a common theme. They may be preceded by a prelude or overture (conventionally called an introduction), which may introduce the shared theme of the four pieces. The Literary Suite is an excellent way to mine one's imagination to explore any interesting theme or topic. Anyone, regardless of his or her skill as a writer, will find this literary style useful and find themselves able, in four short narratives, to study an idea of his or her choice. His hope is that the Literary Suite will open up writing to a vast new group of both writers and readers and unleash a tsunami of creative imagination.
Jeffrey teaches philosophy at both Utah Valley University and Westminster College of Salt Lake City
Jeffrey would love to hear from you - email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.