Political Leaders: Five Intimate Portraits
This course examines five leadership case studies and seeks to answer the age-old question of what makes a great leader? Humans have obsessed over this question for millennia and yet the debate rages on. Each day of the course will examine a different leader from more modern history. It then draws upon these examples to seek an answer to the bigger questions. Are there models for successful leadership? Do we selectively ignore the 'bad bits' about leaders we admire? Does history provide lessons for our leaders today? All of this, and more, will be explored during this vibrant course.