Our world today is becoming ever more complex, colored with uncertainty, tensions, and fragmentation. Traditional ways of thinking and acting are insufficient to deal with the many challenges we face today. We need new mindsets, perspectives, priorities and methods to navigate our world’s uncharted paths and to respond effectively to the known and unknown obstacles ahead of us. Strong leaders will need the confidence, knowledge, and skills to take bold actions that will turn the course of our destiny upward, shifting our current, challenging realities to the hopeful aspirations of tomorrow. Leadership in this regard is about making progress, a movement toward what is better, safer, and more prosperous for all of us. In Rethinking Asia 6: How Leadership Can Be Taught, eight CALI faculty-members share their insights and practices on teaching leadership, encompassing both their ideas for positive change and their pedagogical theories on how leadership can be learned and exercised, using their personal and professional experiences as examples and cautionary tales. Showcasing frameworks taught at Harvard’s various graduate schools, this book provides readers with an opportunity to think more deeply and systematically about change, power, and influence, and to increase their own capacities as effective agents of change.
Hungsoo S. Kim