The myth of the complete leader is a flawless being at the top whom has it all figured out. In Praise of the Incomplete Leader suggests that leaders should accept their strengths and weaknesses, while surrounding themselves with people who fill the gaps. Based on readings, discussions, and scholarly sources, address the following in a 5-7-page paper:
Provide an evidence-based argument for or against the incomplete leader
Address the balance of competence and humanity
Critically evaluate whether an incomplete leader can be an effective leader
Students are expected to present their argument using a thesis statement, followed by evidence to support that thesis. Papers will be written in a draft and final edit. Drafts will be peer edited in class. Papers will be evaluated for strong arguments, supported by vetted evidence, presented articulately. As this is a writing intensive course, the quality of writing and use of drafts will be a factor in the overall grade.