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Spring 2019
Aug 15, 2020
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MGMT 278 - CBL:Courage & Moral Leadership
As leaders, you will be confronted with challenging situations in which you may have to step up, find the courage from within, and take action to “do the right thing.” In taking action to do the right thing, you are responding with “moral energy to a crisis or challenge in way that has meant a lot to others” (Coles, Lives of Moral Leadership, p. xvii). The response you make in the face of crisis or challenge is at the core of moral leadership.
The course has three key objectives. First, we will explore the importance of reflection in action, which is central to moral leadership. In addition to the course readings and exercises, this objective will be served in an off-campus retreat conducted by the Reverend Steve Spahn, S.J., Director of Ignatian Programs at Georgetown.
Second, we will analyze when and why people engage in moral leadership, including the role of courage in undertaking such action—and how those actions changed the course of history or influenced the day-to-day quality of life in local communities, organizations, and nations. This objective will be served in the “Daring to Resist” and the “Moral Leadership Project” papers.
The final objective of this course focuses on how you translate values into actions. More specifically, how to act on one’s beliefs—to resist that which is wrong or unjust, and convince others “to stand for something you believe in, the good, the right thing to do” (Coles, Lives of Moral Leadership, p. xxi). This objective will be served in the Community-Based Learning (CBL) project in this course.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Management Department

Course Attributes:
Community Based Learning, Mean Grade is Calculated

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