1508 Lectures final review

1508 Lectures final review - 1st Semester* Lecture 1...

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1 st Semester****************************************************************************** Lecture 1 February 1 st —this is a class not just “on” leadership, but “in” leadership leadership is a calling; it’s not always pleasurable, often involves going against the grain, going outside our comfort zone Larry Summers—“nothing matters more than the education of future leaders” To address world issues, must be able to mobilize and motivate people—this is leadership Leaders are people who want to make a difference: in their own lives and in the world—leadership development is personal development People who develop most as leaders have 2 characteristics: have a strong desire to grow and succeed, always ask questions We will study both “larger-than-life” leaders and quiet, behind the scenes leaders (teachers, coaches, soldiers, etc.) Quiet leadership—consistent striving of people working far from the limelight get things done (Joe Badarracco) Technique: life-story approach (knowing your autobiography)—leads to authentic leadership Action learning—leadership is a skill, requires observation, practice, and feedback—combines action and reflection We have lots of leadership experiences, but don’t reflect enough Lecture February 6 th : Janusian Thinking *Note: on the lecture slides online, the dates are off, but correct for the video (some of this material might go into feb 8 th lecture too) Janusian Thinking : “conceiving 2 (or more) opposite ideas, images, or concepts simultaneously” – Robert Rothenberg -leaders must combine multiple attributes -need opposites to see the world clearly as a whole (essential for leadership perspective) -ex Janusian leader) Ben Franklin “Built to Last,” Collins & Porras -Myth: must choose one or another, can’t have cake and eat it too -Reality: is the “Genius of And” rather than “tyranny of the OR” Progress of Synthesis: 1) Person or Situation -is it the person or the situation (the history) that makes a difference? -Dubois and the Talented 10 th : theory that the educated portion of a race with strong leadership and character will “bring up” the rest of the race. - Does Leadership Matter? (1972): say NO, leadership doesn’t matter -change is based more on circumstances and other variables that effect organizational performance
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-Thomas : expands this theory and concludes that leadership matters within a given organization, but not as much between different organizations (because so many other factors can account for the difference) -Skipper Effect (Thorlindsson, 1987): affirms that leadership does affect motivation of workers (study of Skippers on ships) -History creates a situation, but takes an individual to capitalize and execute an opportunity.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 1508 taught by Professor Ben-shahar during the Spring '06 term at Harvard.

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1508 Lectures final review - 1st Semester* Lecture 1...

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