ERIC Number: ED400753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Nature and Responsibility of Leadership: Need and Accountability. Demystifying the Nature of Leadership.
Cowen, Sonia S.
This teacher's guide on leadership for U.S. Air Force lieutenants presents two lessons which are part of a larger "Need and Accountability for Leadership Development" program. The lessons include objectives and corresponding procedures with their associated issues and are intended to take about 30 to 50 minutes. The overall curriculum of the program focuses on providing participants with an understanding of the critical role leaders play in recognizing and addressing current global, social, and personal issues effectively. Discussion points, suggested timelines, source lists, and a list of suggested handouts are also provided. The first of these lessons, "Need and Accountability" is normally introduced after the participants have had an opportunity to discuss large organized systems, or immediately following the "Introduction to Lieutenant's Professional Development Program" by their wing or vice-wing commander. Key concepts underlying objectives for this lesson include: (1) current global, social, and personal issues demand effective leadership; (2) every follower must assume responsibility for the actions and success of his leader; (3) effective leaders delegate leadership opportunities to others; and (4) in a vital organization, opportunities for assuming leadership are widespread and occur frequently. The second lesson, "Demystifying the Nature of Leadership," is organized around the key concepts of: "leaders are not born" and "leadership must be institutionalized." (Contains 24 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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