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    Otterbein University
  Dec 15, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1051 - Leadership is Everything; The Rest is Noise: Fundamental Life Skills for the Next Economy

Hours: 4
The rapid change in technology and the expanding global community put us in the position of preparing for careers and realities that don’t yet exist and cannot be predicted. The only constant in the equation is leadership. This course will explore the importance of leadership in overcoming personal and professional challenges, driving success, and making a difference in a changing society. We will use the US Army leadership model as a framework to examine leadership principles, characteristics, techniques, and styles. Students will modify and adapt these principles to forge a personal leadership ethos, develop an understanding of who they are now, and define necessary personal growth in order to be effective in times of change and uncertainty. Critical examination of current and past leaders will frame discussions about the personal strengths and flaws that contribute to the style and effectiveness of great leaders. Examining the different leaders within a leader will provide insight and spur thought on adaptive leadership.