Category Archive: Leaders and Leadership

Where you’ll lead, I follow: music musings on leadership

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By: Alexandra Watts (Photo credit – Pixabay) I was able to connect how I wanted to be a leader through musicians. I love music a lot, and it is something that I relate… Continue reading

No person, situation or leader is perfect, and that is okay

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By: Alexandra Watts For this assignment, I decided to read Brené Brown’s “The Gift of Imperfections: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” As mentioned… Continue reading

Has Profiles in Courage lost relevance?

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Does ‘political courage’ apply any more? By Paul Udoto Nyongesa When one reads John F. Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer classic, it comes across as a timeless clarion call to all Americans to take conscientious… Continue reading

On The Road to Being Decent

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“The mental space that was once occupied by moral struggle has gradually become occupied by the struggle to achieve. Morality has been displaced by utility,” writes David Brooks, the famed New York Times… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons

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Through the Humphrey Seminar, I’ve had the opportunity to think a lot about leadership. What makes a successful or unsuccessful leader and how I can be a leader myself. We’ve had a lot… Continue reading

Can we have more Wangari Maathai today?

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Wangari Maathai of Kenya was not a single-issue leader, but someone who understood the deep connections between the environment, politics, and human rights. By Szabolcs Panyi, Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, Paul Udoto, Alexandra Watts.

Malala: Proving leadership has no age

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Malala Yousafzai: the girl who was shot for going to school. Malala’s powerful story should inspire all of us to be leaders, especially if we are young. At only 20 years old, Malala… Continue reading

Leadership is hidden all around us

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There’s examples of leadership all around us, we just have to look. Even in the entertainment industry we can watch characters and learn from their leadership styles. Recently a group of us got… Continue reading

Leadership and Values

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Over the course of the Humphrey Seminar, we’ve dissected a lot of social, political and cultural questions. From this, I’ve tried to distill a way to succeed in personal and professional goals. Dialogue… Continue reading

Leader Plan from “Hero of Hispaniola”

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I used class today to present leadership values I pulled from “Hero of Hispaniola” by Chris Teal through quotes. Teal’s masterful description of the diplomat provided insight into how he lead, an example… Continue reading

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