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Fall 2021 Reading Group

The Power of Principled Leadership: A Practical Approach

Prerequisites: None

Exam: No Exam

Can professional success be achieved without “playing politics” or “behaving politically”?

Can behaving ethically, with integrity & principle, be a good strategy for business and professional success?

This reading group explores these questions, with a practical lens:  how people in the first 10-15 years of their professional careers can use an ethical, principled approach to develop and exercise leadership skills successfully as junior or middle leaders in their chosen organization or field.

The reading group will feature a cross-disciplinary set of materials:  traditional texts from literature, philosophy, classics and the social sciences; case studies and business texts; videos of speeches and talks.  

In group discussions, we will explore:

– Thinking strategically, and how it differs from “behaving politically”;

– The value of behaving ethically and with integrity in the workplace and in business; and

– Practical challenges and strategies for pursuing an ethical approach, focused on what people encounter in the first 10 to 15 years of their careers.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18

Drop Deadline: October 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST