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What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

In this week’s video blog post I reflect on the reaction that my 4th year faculty of management university students had to a questionnaire on the Characteristics of Admired Leaders (Kouzes & Posner, 2014).

In their leadership book, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley, 2017), Kouzes and Posner describe what people look for and admire in their leaders. I did I similar survey with students in my leadership class at UBCO and found some interesting and significant differences. What impact does this have for you as a leader in an organization hiring young adults out of university?  Some insights…..


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