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Leadership 101

Leadership is all the rage at universities these days. There are courses in microleadership and macroleadership, leadership skills and leadership techniques. There are professors of leadership (some of them calling to mind the old adage “Those who can, do, those who can’t teach”) and institutes of leadership.

Students generally flock to these courses. After all, who among us doesn’t like to think of himself or herself as a potential leader? Most people hope that going to college will help them to be in charge of something some day. I know enough of “leadership studies” to realize that leaders are not necessarily born, but can be made. I know that there are such things as leadership skills, strategies and traits. Still, something in me resists “the science of leadership,” and that something may have to do with my faith.


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