2016 Union College Commencement Info


(S) This course studies the lives and legacies of various noteworthy leaders throughout history and today. We take an in-depth look at how each leader's character, personality, style, virtues, strengths, and weaknesses played a role in his or her leadership effectiveness, using applicable leadership theories and models to explain concepts. We examine the selected leaders' decisions, behaviors, and relationships, analyzing how they influenced others, impacted their organizations and society, and achieved results. Understanding the personal and professional challenges and struggles that leaders have faced and overcome can teach and inspire us to learn from their examples. We will discover how leaders are courageous, resilient, self-confident, servants to others, collaborators, and deliberators. We further explore how leaders emerge, and the cultural, historical, societal, and organizational forces that shape a leader's development.

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