Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
Organizing for the Equal Rights Amendment the first time round, in 1972-82, tapped the strengths and experienced the weaknesses of social movements in general. The strengths of social movements derive from their “hydra-headed” qualities: the activists bubble up from many different arenas, giving...
Associate Professor in Political Science at Brigham Young University WAPPP Fellow
Jessica Preece’s research focuses on the role political party messaging and recruitment plays in women’s political representation. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will develop interventions for party leaders interested in seeing more women run for and win office.
This course provides a broad overview of scientific theory and research-based strategies for effectively leading organizations and optimizing human capital. Students will gain a greater understanding of: mission and values; hiring, retention, and promotion; motivation and engagement; executive judgment and decision-making; informal power and social influence; culture and fit; organizational change; social networks; equity, diversity, and inclusion; and building self-efficacy and fortitude. By the end of the course, students will possess a well-stocked toolkit that will enable them to be more competent, confident, and resilient when pursuing their leadership objectives. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and social responsibility associated with leadership, and will engage in considerable self-reflection in order to gain a greater sense of clarity about their personal leadership style, mission, and purpose. ... Read more about Maximizing Human Capital and Organizational Performance