ERIC Number: EJ1032160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogical Approaches to Develop Critical Thinking and Crisis Leadership
Powley, Edward H.; Taylor, Scott N.
Journal of Management Education, v38 n4 p560-585 Aug 2014
Management schools must be prepared to aid leaders and managers to succeed in uncertain environments. We offer two approaches, each designed for critical thinking skill development, to teach graduate management students about leading in and through potential disruption to organizational life. First, we present a personalized case method that relies on a critical incident approach to examine crises students personally experienced at work. We provide a description of the student assignment and a process for student analysis. Second, we present a group project involving a poster session in which students collaboratively work on complex crisis leadership challenges and present their analysis to their peers. We describe how these two approaches develop the critical skills effective crisis leaders possess.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Administrators, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Crisis Management, Assignments, Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Leadership, Resilience (Psychology), Leadership Training, Educational Objectives, Case Studies, Visual Aids, Program Evaluation, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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