Conversation Project: Everyday Leaders

Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority

March 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. | Mercy Corps Northwest

43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland OR 97204-3569

The notion of “leadership” often conjures up individuals with titles reflecting positions of power and authority—those who control resources and make important decisions that affect large groups of people. Many of our ideas about leadership are also influenced by race, gender, age, and other identities. Join leadership studies teacher Lois Ruskai Melina for a conversation exploring questions such as, How are leadership, power, and authority different? What do everyday acts of leadership look like? Are some people naturally "leaders" and others "followers," or does everyone have the capacity—and responsibility—to be both in different situations? Read more.

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