More Leadership Lessons From Harrison Bergeron

10 Oct

A really good article about one of my favorite short stories ever. I apologize for the lack of posts, Been really busy. Also, happy 10th birthday tf2!

DOCMARTIN1: It's Business and Personal

I continue to think about what constitutes powerful leadership. In the book “Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power,” the author states that “life if power.” Interesting comment. However, this author also states, “Power at its best is resurrection to full life, to full humanity. Whenever human beings become what they were meant to be, when even death cannot finally hold its prisoners, then we can truly speak of power.”

Power and leadership go hand in hand. For someone to be a leader presupposes there are followers. If one is a follower, then that implies some sense of power of leader over follower. Power is something that can be used for life or destruction.

Yesterday I displayed a 27minute video of Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonneguts short story written in 1961, to my Social Entrepreneurship class. At the end of the video I asked them what they thought. They were speechless…

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