Leadership Without Easy Answers: Is Ethical Leadership an Oxymoron?
This class will explore the development of leadership skills. Were you a leader in your high school? Do you aspire to be a leader in some aspect of your life on this campus and beyond? In this class, students will examine the leadership styles of historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon to begin to understand the pressures, problems and promise of leadership. How do leaders motivate followers to achieve their goals? What is the moral relationship between leaders and followers? Are ethical leaders driven by self-interest or altruism? What is the ethical value of a leader's accomplishments? Do their actions serve the greatest good? We will explore what the answers to these questions mean for today's leaders, offering hands-on insights into the ethical dynamics that make the heart of leadership tick.
Course taught by
Wallace Long Jr.