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This is an excellent exercise for students. Ask them to approach this exercise in a thoughtful and reflective manner. THINKING CRITICALLY: DEBATE THE ISSUE Leadership Skills for the 21 st Century This exercise asks students to divide into teams and provide evidence from the current literature to gain support for the following positions: 1. The changing business and global environment in the twenty-first century will demand successful leaders of the future to have different skills and characteristics than the leader of the past. 2. Regardless of the changing business and global environment in the twenty-first century, leaders of the future will need to continue following the successful practices of leaders of the past. Web Resources Fast Company: { } Fortune: { } EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE 12.1 What’s Your Leadership Potential? This exercise should be particularly interesting to students. It provides them the opportunity to assess their leadership potential and then to have their assessment tested by a coworker or team member. 188
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Chapter 12: Leading in a Dynamic Environment ETHICS: TAKE A STAND There is a growing phenomenon of using the experiences of sports teams and top-notch coaches to teach leadership and management skills. Many people believe that the leadership concepts of communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride are equally applicable to sports teams, family teams, and business teams. For Discussion 1. If you were a business executive or an entrepreneur, would you pay $1500 to attend Coach K’s clinic on management and leadership? Students’ opinions will vary, and it is likely that students who are more interested in sports will say they would pay $1500 to attend, while those who have less interest in sports will probably say they would not pay that much to attend. There are many additional factors that come into play, such as current leadership skills, the amount of discretionary money the company or entrepreneur has for such things, and the company’s or individual’s view of whether successful coaching in sports is analogous to successful leadership in business. 2. Do you think it is ethical to capitalize on the popularity of a highly successful sports coach and team to teach leadership skills? Students’ opinions on this question will vary also, probably along the lines of their responses to question 1 above. Sports fans may be more inclined to think capitalizing on the popularity of the coach and team is ethical than those who are not sports fans. 3. Do you agree that a sports team is similar to a business team? This may be a more difficult question for students to answer knowledgably, because most of them will not have had much real experience with business teams. Encourage students to think carefully about the qualities and skills it takes to manage or lead a sports team successfully, and how each of those qualities and skills applies in a business setting.
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