I agree with much of what you are saying, Fred. And that is why I try to
use a more experiential approach where possible when addressing the issue
of leadership. Perhaps it is a question not of "teaching" leadership, but
of creating situations within which people can learn about the impact of
their actions on others and themselves.
Interaction, reflection and dialogue on the experience of
leading/collaborating and being led can focus our attention in new ways
that identify relationships and discrepancies and "lead" to learning that
is valuable to the learner (and hopefully, to others as well).
Austin Community College
On Tue, 16 Apr 1996 Nickols@aol.com wrote:
> Teaching leadership has always seemed to me to be not just a futile but
> also a misdirected exercise.
> I believe leadership can be modeled, that is, an example can be set. I
> believe studies of leaders, reflections by leaders, and analyses of
> situations in which leadership has been displayed can be communicated. I
> even believe leadership can be learned. But I do not believe leadership
> can be taught.
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