Category Archive: Leaders and Leadership

Hoop Roots: What Basketball Can Teach Us About Leadership

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John Edgar Wideman’s Hoop Roots is a moving memoir about a man who has to come to terms with his own mortality. After playing basketball all his life – through high school and… Continue reading

Staff matters

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  Based on the knowledge I read from the book “Internal Communication Management” by Antonio Ragusa.                                                                                                                                                   Reviewed by Alexis Macklin. Modern understanding of internal communications is a field of its own and draws… Continue reading

Responsible leadership starts with successful trials

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By nature of the leadership role, a leader stands in front. The first to see trouble ahead or be seen at the brink of success, leaders respond to the good, the bad, and… Continue reading

Ending Thoughts on Leadership

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What I’ve learned working with the Humphrey fellows this semester is that you don’t have to take yourself too seriously. Observing their year as an outsider has shown me that you can be… Continue reading

Vulnerability’s Benefit in the Workplace

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Vulnerability is one of the most important leadership traits, but the work place doesn’t typically say so. Today’s society is constantly worried about not having enough to do or not being good enough.… Continue reading

American Sniper: Of Sheepdogs and Men

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  By Tamara Kraus and Vlad Odobescu While in recent years Hollywood tried to extract the humans out of Batman or Spiderman, by breaking their bones and exposing their hidden family dramas, Clint… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from a mission of “Successful Failure.”

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By Priscilla J. Quiah, reviewed by Audrey Weil and Lila Ojha Apollo 13 is a film based on the accounts of events of the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo Space program… Continue reading

Michael Mann’s The Insider and What It Teaches Us About Leadership

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Michael Mann’s 1999 film The Insider is, ostensibly, about journalism. But in truth it is a story about human beings, caught in extraordinary circumstances and how that comes to reveal their true characters. Based on… Continue reading

Selma, Ava DuVernay and the power of art to chronicle history

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Should historical fiction be judged against the facts of history? This question came to the fore after the recent release of “Selma,” a film chronicling the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the… Continue reading

Does history repeat itself?

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Those who have been to cinema obviously know that the movie Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting… Continue reading

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