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ERIC Number: EJ1150261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Reel Leadership: Hollywood Takes the Leadership Challenge
Graham, T. Scott; Sincoff, Michael Z.; Baker, Bud; Ackermann, J. Cooper
Journal of Leadership Education, v2 n2 p37-45 Win 2003
Movies have mesmerized audiences for years, crossing boundaries of race, gender, age, culture, and nationality. They have also been used to teach people how to lead. One text that zeroes in on the essence of leadership is "The Leadership Challenge", by Kouzes and Posner (2002). Through their research, they have highlighted five practices of effective leaders. It is our intent to share how we apply movies to teach the tenets of the groundbreaking leadership research of Kouzes and Posner, with proven ideas that work with students of leadership in any setting. Using movies to teach leadership is a winning strategy; however, diligent planning is required to incorporate them successfully into leadership education. Movies are entertaining, informative, energizing, and educational, if used skillfully. The more facilitators use film, the more skilled they will become and the more the participants will benefit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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