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“Leadership Through Freedom” by Professor Alex Edmans – September 2013

“Leadership Through Freedom” by Professor Alex Edmans – September 2013

When Professor Alex Edmans presented this past Wednesday for the Peer Perspectives on Leadership series, he emphasized the importance of realizing that we have much more control over our lives than we ever seem to admit.  He illustrated that the very freedom we seldom choose to acknowledge takes seven different forms.  One of these is


Perspectives on Leadership: Divya Dhar

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.   Glad to be alive, Divya Dhar stared at her nearly totaled car in the middle

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Blake Stanfill (WG ’14): Leadership through Intuition

Trust your gut.  Retreat.  Sacrifice certainty.   “There are times in our lives when the careful consideration of costs and benefits just doesn’t seem like the right way to make a decision.  There are times…where a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate.  Where a particular course of action just feels right.”  The

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Perspectives on Leadership: David Klein

As part of the “Perspectives on Leadership” series, David Klein (WG ‘13) talked about his unique leadership experiences, filled with courage in discovering his own path and following his intuitions. David defines a leader as “a pathfinder.” David, through his bold experiences, highlighted the most important tool before embarking on that journey: “knowing thyself”. As a leader, it is important to first find your own path before helping others

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Jamie Peace (WG’13) : Leadership under Fire

During 10 years of accomplished military service, Jamie served his country all over the globe with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, commanding 35 special operations missions. In his Perspectives on Leadership talk, Jamie highlighted key aspects of his leadership style that proved very effective in leading high performance teams in the most challenging war