Today’s business leaders confront an increasing array of choices in an environment characterized by constant change. Leadership requires knowledge and technical competence, but as important is the development of the skills needed to align, motivate, and guide diverse teams to perform at the highest levels in rapidly changing environments. This course will employ case studies to engage Alma juniors and seniors in the kind of decisions today’s leaders face. Key to the class will be the opportunity to meet with successful alumni from a range of fields, gaining their perspectives on the characteristics of successful leadership. Reading will range from Marcus Aurelius to Jim Collins. We will spend most of one week of the course in Chicago, working with alumni to develop perspectives on leadership. Spring Term only.