Fellows Deliver Capstone Project Presentations on Admired Leaders

in Weekly Seminar Series
May 1st, 2018

On Friday, April 27th, the Fellows gave team presentations on selected, admired leaders to an audience of their cohort and program coordinators.  The Admired Leaders presentation event is the capstone session for the Fellows’ year-long leadership development seminar led by Dr. Jack McCarthy, HHHP Director and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior.

The cohort has worked over the past few months on this project, which acted as a platform for them to demonstrate the lessons learned from Dr. McCarthy’s leadership seminars. Using the 360 degree leadership feedback from Dr. Chris Roland that the Fellows received earlier this year, the Fellows applied the fundamentals of Kouzes and Posner’s MICEE Model to their chosen leaders (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Process).

Fellows presented on their admired leaders in teams, with each presentation running for 15 minutes. The chosen leaders were:

  • Carmen Aristegui: Mexican journalist and anchorwoman. She is widely regarded as one of Mexico’s leading journalists and is best known for her critical investigations of the Mexican government.
  • Elon Musk: South African-born American business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink.
  • Albert Einstein: German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

The Fellows related how their leader accomplishments can be applied to improve the difficulties in their own countries. They individually shared their strategies to achieve the goals they want to accomplish upon their return home. They discussed their own critical goals, their strengths and weaknesses, the steps they need to take to improve on their own leadership through the MICEE leadership theory.