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What does Olivia Pope, the Billboard Hot 100 List and hit animated show, Family Guy have to do with leadership? Whether it is the organizational structure of the Bella’s from Pitch Perfect, the stages of group development seen in Orange is the New Black or the sources of power included in hit songs by Nicki Minaj, examples of leadership can be found surrounding us every day. Embedded in the books we read, movies and television shows we watch and even the music that we listen to, are elements of leadership. In this course we will explore the concept of leadership, its complexities, and how it is portrayed in things we are exposed to every day. The course will use a multi‐disciplinary approach in our exploration of the topic of leadership. From a historical perspective, we will examine old assumptions and ideas about leadership and how these have changed over time. From a sociological approach, we will explore how messages about leadership are impacted by the gender and cultural influences and learn how leaders and followers mutually shape the environment of an organization or community. From a psychological and educational perspective, we will emphasize learning about yourself and understanding your responsibilities as a member of multiple communities.
Roberson, Wendy, "FSEM1010-20.FSEM: iLead.F15.Roberson,Wendy" (2015). Syllabi. 5821.