Compose a post that integrates a complete Bible scripture verse and transcends all aspects of the following question(s) comprehensively and collectively as a single post.
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Group Discussion Week 2: Defiance (Inspire a shared vision)
Kouzes and Posner identify inspire a shared vision as the second practice of exemplary leaders. Review the definition of this practice (chapter 2 & 4), and then view this clip (30:29 – 35:28) from the film, Defiance. This is a film based on a true story about resistance to Nazi oppression in Belarus during WW II. We often think of a vision as something grand (like starting a new company or going to the moon), but a vision that inspires people can take various forms. In this clip, a group of Jewish refugees are gathered in the forest, and they are hungry, tired, and sick. Some of their friends have been killed by the Germans. Explain how the main character, Tuvia Bielski (Daniel Craig), demonstrates this leadership practice (inspire a shared vision) and commitments as outlined by Kouzes and Posner. How does his vision compare to that of others in the clip?
***Begin the practice of analyzing the leader (in this case, Tuvia) using Kouzes and Posner’s points (or the chapter authors…like McAllister-Wilson, in this case). It is not enough to merely tell me what Tuvia did…or merely tell me what Kouzes and Posner say…you must do both and show me how the leader demonstrates these points.**
- Kouzes & Posner, pp. 39-69, Chapters 3 – 4
- Badaracco, pp. 31-73, Chapters 2 – 3
- Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature(Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006), Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. (ISBN 1591399688)
- Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling (Downers Grove: Intervarsity, 2008), Andrew Crouch (ISBN 9780830833948)
- How Christianity Changed the World (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), Alvin J. Schmidt (ISBN 9780310264491)
- Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006), James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (editors) (9780787983376)
- The Holy Bible (any translation, but not a paraphrase (e.g., New Living Translation)