- Who is a leader?
- What is leadership?
- “a process social influence in which on person is able to enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task” Chemers M.M. (2002)
- Common Leadership Myths
- Leadership “Sweet Spot”
- Find a balance between – strengths, values, passions, needs
- What are my values?
- Balance of Leadership Styles
- Blend four styles for success and be ready to pivot
2. Development Ethics
- “Development ethicists morally reflect upon and assess the ends and means of local, national, regional, and global development.” – Colorado State University, 1978
Influencing Foreign Relations in Yemen
- In 1990 when the Yemeni Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Saleh al-Ashtal, voted against a resolution for a US-led coalition to use force against Iraq, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Thomas Pickering walked to the seat of the Yemeni Ambassador and retorted: “That was the most expensive No vote you ever cast”. Immediately afterwards, USAID ceased operations and funding in Yemen.
- Assistance vs Trade Barriers: Aid in Bangladesh
- Paradox of Plenty
- Subsidies for US Farmers
- Cotton is a good example of a crop where smallholder farmers in developing countries have been harmed. In West Africa, smallholder farmers grow cotton for local, regional, and global markets. The region would benefit from prices that are higher and more stable. But cotton prices remain low compared to the early and mid-1990s, partly because heavily subsidized U.S. cotton farmers are able to sell their product at an artificially low price. Between 2001 and 2003, the U.S. government spent some $7.2 billion supporting U.S. cotton farmers.6 These trade-distorting payments cost farmers in Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Chad $400 million in lost revenues over the same period.
- Tariff Escalation
- Negative Effect of Donated Clothing – TOMS Shoes
- Organizations with Too Much Power
- Read: Creating a World Without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
TED Talk: William Kamkwamba
- Offering vs. Forcing Help
- What is the difference? Why is it importance?
- Corporate Social Responsibility in return for Tax Breaks
- Mission Creep
- Mission creep is when a venture’s mission changes, shifts, or expands, frequently after the venture has experienced some level of initial success.
- Describe a project management model you envision applying to your project?
- Have you applied ‘leadership’ skills in your own life to address a problem? Elaborate.
- Discuss (in-depth) one issue related to the “ethics of engagement”