Honors | Leadership, Body, Mind and Spirit (COLL)
S103 | 22874 | R. Gerald Pugh


This is an introductory course to the study of leadership.  It
provides each student with an opportunity to attain a deeper
understanding of effective leadership using, as a foundation, the
concept of the Aspen Idea which reflects the fusion of body, mind
and spirit.  This Idea underlies the internationally known
leadership programs at the Aspen Institute, materials from which
will be adapted to this course.  The course introduces the
leadership triad composed of situational, personal and skillful
dimensions.  Aspen, Colorado is used as a case study for identifying
significant lessons of leadership by examination of the mining,
skiing, intellectual and cultural aspects of the Aspen experience.
We study this confluence of thought, creativity and action that
resulted from a renaissance and re-birth after World War II as the
Tenth Mountain Division veterans and the University of Chicago
proponents of classical authors came together in a place of majestic
physical beauty.  The combination of theories, research studies, and
real life experiences permits students to discover and identify
principles of leadership which will form the basis of their own
personal leadership plan as well as a foundation for vision,
achievement and success in life.  The course is taught with personal
attention to no more than twenty students in a weekly extended time
seminar format.