With the upcoming election just around the corner I found the following article quite appropriate. Dr. Thomas Becker, a professor teaching the post-grad Strategic Human Resources class at the University of South Florida (Sarasota-Manatee) had his students engage in an exercise to come up with a job description for President of the United States. The exercise prodded the students to examine the “highest office in the land” from a different angle, and generated phenomenal “groupthink” sessions in the process. Some of the preferred traits included “distinguished military service” and “management and leadership expertise.” Check out the full article to see their results!
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What a constructive way to get young people motivated and engaged in the upcoming election! It seems rare these days that two people with opposite views can sit down together, have a productive political conversation, and walk away having respect for one another. John Noe, one of the students in Dr. Becker’s class summed it up best. “We all have our own little slant,…but what we had to do was look past those biases and figure out what is actually required for the job.”