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Lecture: Philosophy of Leadership

Written by Karin Lee May 15 2018 Streaming

If you look up an English translation for the Norwegian word ‘leder’, there are often two words that come up: manager and leader. While the first word seems limited to the private world of business, the second comprises so much more – qualities many of us would like to have, including knowledge, decisiveness, courage, in …

If you look up an English translation for the Norwegian word ‘leder’, there are often two words that come up: manager and leader. While the first word seems limited to the private world of business, the second comprises so much more – qualities many of us would like to have, including knowledge, decisiveness, courage, in all life situations, both in the working world and outside of it as well.

It’s easy enough to call someone a leader. Yet how do we go further and define what a good leader is? Or good leadership?

Listen to Leif-Runar Forsth, a theoretical physicist, philosopher and experienced leader. He takes us on a journey through time in his discussion of leadership both past and present.

Part 1

Part 2

Keywords: leader, leadership, video

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