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ERIC Number: EJ1214543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2379-2981
The Leadership Exploration Project: Development and Analysis of a Leader Definition and Persuasive Presentation
Polin, Beth
Management Teaching Review, v4 n2 p119-137 Jun 2019
Students are often frustrated and confused by the study of leadership since the field cannot offer an agreed-upon definition of the construct. Students are expected to develop leadership skills without understanding what leadership actually is. The Leadership Exploration Project is a multiweek exercise that gives late undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to develop and appreciate their own leader definition through personal reflection grounded in academic- and practitioner-based research. To then exercise proper use of the term, students choose an autobiography or biography of a businessperson and evaluate that person against their leader definition. The project culminates in students arguing for whether their businessperson is a "leader" through a persuasive Pecha Kucha presentation.
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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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