Can you teach someone to be a leader?
By David Jarmul
A growing number of programs across the Duke community say yes. They are asking students to ponder what leadership requires, then challenging them to apply their new insights and skills. The students may find themselves balancing on logs, leading research projects or flying to remote parts of the world to provide health care.
Duke Today highlights some of these programs here, ranging from undergraduates classes at Duke’s main campus in Durham to Duke-affiliated programs for medical students in Singapore or corporate executives worldwide. Other Duke programs promote leadership for future military officers, religious leaders or community activists. Many of the groups participate in a campus-wide leadership educators collaborative.
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