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ERIC Number: EJ1135143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
From Inside Out: Beyond Teaching about Leadership
Posner, Barry Z.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n1 p1-10 Sum 2009
We begin this special issue focusing on the theoretical framework issues in leadership education. As always, Barry Posner has us thinking about the broader context of leadership education, namely what matters most in individual leadership development. In his article, "From Inside Out: Beyond Teaching 'About' Leadership," what matters most to Posner is that individual leaders "find their voice", their core self. Complementing Popa's paper explaining backward design, Posner asserts that leadership education must begin with facilitating the inner journey, motivating students to "explore their inner territory" through reflective practice. Educators should pose critical personal questions such as: "What do you 'stand' for?" "What do you 'believe' in?" "What are you 'discontent' about?" "What makes you 'jump for joy'?" "What keeps you 'awake at night'?" From this self-awareness, he argues, rises the capability to live life with intention, forward-moving, as if carefully and mindfully crafting a legacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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