Leadership and Character

Course Description:

What does it mean to be a good leader? What is the relationship between leading and following? What is the difference between effective leadership and ethical leadership? This discussion — led by one of Wake Forest’s faculty experts on leadership and character — will challenge common understandings of “heroic” leadership and help students think about the character and capacities they need to be leaders in their everyday lives.

*Class capped at 25 students.

Michael Lamb

Dr. Michael Lamb is University Scholar in Residence and Fellow in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest. He earned his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton and holds degrees from Rhodes College and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he taught at Oxford, where he helped to launch the Oxford Character Project and served as Dean of Leadership, Service, and Character Development for Rhodes Scholars. He has published multiple essays on politics, ethics, and citizenship and received awards for his teaching from both Princeton and Oxford. At Wake Forest, he is working with the Wake Forest community to explore programs in leadership and character.