Literature, Ethics, and Authority

Subject: Management

Description: This course first explores critical dimensions of leadership: exercising formal authority, leading people and institutions, distributing leadership, leading in opposition, and leading outside formal frameworks. The balance of the course explores factors that complicate but also enhance leadership: professionalism; the apparent relativity of values; the search for a good society; and the need to confirm our humanity in the relation of leader to follower. Story-telling emerges as a constant, universal method of communicating leaders' values.


Course #: 15.269
Level: Graduate
Professor(s) who recently taught this course:
Leigh Hafrey