Changing Views on Leadership (3)


What role do leaders play in changing and maintaining world view?



Discussion Question:
What qualities should a leader, like the Canadian Prime Minister, possess?



One of the areas that were impacted by the new, humanist ways of viewing and interpreting the world was leadership in society.  People began to look at what qualities made for a successful leader. They also began to take a long look at what where the ideas behind government and the organisation of society (social structure) came from, and other ways or organizing society.

We are going to look at 3 different ideas around leadership, borrowing one of our thinkers from the Enlightenment (I'd like to apologize to historians in advance)

Guided Reading Short Notes:

Isabella D'Este - Leader (P. 88)

  1. What leadership qualities are being described here?
  2. Which are the same as the ones on our list?
Niccolo Machiavelli - Political Philosopher/Thinker (P. 89 & Board Notes)

  1. What leadership qualities are being described here?
  2. Which are the same as the ones on our list?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Political Thinker/Philosopher (Board Notes)
  1. What leadership qualities are being described here?
  2. Which are the same as the ones on our list?


Assignment: Comparing Leadership Ideas

  1. Complete the following chart (Google Docs, Word)