PPS 195S.20 – PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF HIGH-IMPACT LEADERSHIP The Application of Military Leadership to the Civilian World of Work
Leadership is one of the most compelling topics of our time, and might well be one of the most important attributes for effectiveness in all levels of human endeavor. The success of one of most admired and respected institutions in our country, the military, is founded on the understanding and effective application of leadership, and the development of leaders. Two legends in the field of management, Peter Drucker and Jack Welch, suggested that if you really want to understand leadership, look to the United States Military. This course is designed to inspire an interest in the theory and practice of military leadership and to explore how these principles and practices might be applied to the civilian world of work. The course will explore topics such as values-based behavior [courage, trust, ethics], the professional code and warrior ethic, power and authority, individual motivation, cohesion, team and group effectiveness, crisis leadership and leadership in extremis [particularly the lessons of combat]. The format of the course will be an active-learning, seminar-based educational experience.
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