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ERIC Number: EJ1139471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Understanding Leadership Theory: The Documentary of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Cheramie, Robin A.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v11 n2 p69-74 Fall 2015
Leadership theory is one of the most complex groups of theories to teach management students; nevertheless, it is the one of the most interesting and often desired topics to learn from students. Many organizations are seeking soft skills that are commonly discussed in leadership theory such as building relationships with followers, taking initiative and having effective communication skills (Abraham & Karns, 2009; Graduate Management Admissions Council [GMAC], 2012; Loman, 2011). This paper describes the experiential exercise in which the documentary of a historical figure, Sir Ernest Shackleton, is used to facilitate a discussion on the many aspects of leadership (Butler, 2000). Results from a student satisfaction survey of this exercise and pre-test/post-test data are provided to indicate learning in this exercise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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