Using simulations to illustrate how leadership emerges through daily activities

Resource Description:

 

Resource Title:
Using simulations to illustrate how leadership emerges through daily activities
Source:
Other
Technology Tool:
Simulations/Case Studies
Pedagogical Goal:
Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
Course Type:
Discussion
Academic Area:
Professional Schools
Discipline:
Business
Faculty Name:
Susan Ashford

Susan Ashford, Ross School of Business, teaches a leadership course where she wants students to understand how leadership emerges through daily activities. In order to do this, Ashford uses a program called Leadership Inbox Simulator where students take on the role of a busy executive about to leave for a trip. They have to prioritize and respond to an inbox full of requests, complaints, and opportunites and make leadership decisions while doing it.