3 Assignments Order: Disc 1: What is meant by “flow” and “resonance?” 1 page and 2 references; instruction on order description; disc 2: Do you think Martin Luther King, Jr. had resonance? Why? 1 page + 2 references: Assgn 3: Bridging Theory and P
Assignment 1 Discussion 1: 1 Page + 2 references: What is meant by “flow” and “resonance?” Give several examples from both personal experience and literature of flow and resonance.
Assignment 2 Discussion 2: 1 Page + 2 references: Do you think Martin Luther King, Jr. had resonance? Why?
Assignment 3: 1 Page of 2 Paragraphs and 2 references: Bridging Theory and Practice Leadership Paper Instructions below and attached to order
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Objectives Week 7 – Commitment to Purpose
• To understand what is meant by the “experiential dream” and realize that what is going on “inside” truly matters
• Explore the “resonance” phenomenon
• To consider the different types of personal freedom and acknowledge the link between freedom and responsibility
• To realize the inevitability of obstacles
• To consider the different effects of choice and obligation on performance
Study Notes Assignments Discussion Leader Description (Final Paper)
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Not much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to bring it reality; but the dream must be there first.
There is no more famous phrase in the lexicon of American history than the statement “I have a dream,” delivered in a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. in front of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This phrase came from a deep personal conviction and spoke directly to the hearts of all who heard. It is said to have catapulted Dr. King into the undisputed position of leadership within the Civil Rights Movement.
It is difficult to imagine a more resonant experience than that of Dr. King standing at the podium on that muggy-hot August afternoon, with over a quarter of a million Freedom Marchers before him and Mahalia Jackson shouting from behind him to, “Tell them about the dream, Martin,” and he pausing, gathering his thoughts and expanding, in near lyrical cadence, upon “his dream.”
This week we focus on the lessons we can learn from extraordinary leaders and world class performers; their successes and struggles in capturing their dreams.
Several years ago I visited a small adobe church in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The cool, quiet atmosphere was a lovely respite from the hot dusty din in the street outside. As I surveyed the items behind the gift counter that was set up in a corner of the church’s vestibule, my eyes lit on a small, intricately woven circular net with three feathers hanging from its rim. There was a tiny chip of turquoise in the upper portion of the netting. I asked the lady attendant to tell me about this lovely little object.
“It’s a Navajo dream catcher.”
That beautiful little dream catcher now hangs above my desk as a constant reminder that there are many ways to catch a dream, both big and small.
Behaving as and becoming an effective leader is a secondary by-product of an intense commitment to a purpose.