ERIC Number: ED392716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
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Using the Humanities To Illustrate and Develop Leadership Concepts.
Loman, Sandra L.; Arnold, Frederick M.
This paper describes a course, Leadership as an Art, developed at the Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin). The course is taught by pairs of instructors and is offered for college transfer credit in the humanities. It focuses on using the humanities to examine the various dimensions of leadership skills and their development. Students search the literature for specific tools intended for concrete purposes and immediate application. The objective is to model goal setting, vision articulation, teamwork, ethical frameworks, communication techniques, conflict resolution, and other aspects of the leadership function as students develop and refine their own leadership styles and abilities. Specific examples from literature are included. The assumption is that there can be value in using literature (Melville) to explore the leadership function without explicitly "teaching""Moby Dick" or "Billy Budd"; and that the student will come away both intrigued with the literature and with a better understanding of essential leadership tools. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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