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Contextual Intelligence and Spartan Leadership
1media/peloponnesianwars copy.jpg2016-07-08T12:03:53-07:00Jim Capreedy2980309841d98e7063392af4569ce2f4b4907060887624“I am not only able to give advice but can also set an example in action.” - The Spartan leader Brasidas to his troopsimage_header2016-07-28T23:19:52-07:00Jim Capreedy2980309841d98e7063392af4569ce2f4b4907060
Can the Song Remain the same? Arete and sophia
Spartan leaders like Leonidas displayed arete and sophia both in war and politics and similar to what modern scholars have termed the “adaptive capacity,” they possessed the ability to adjust to chaos, analyze situations and seize opportunities. In addition to all of this, was a Spartan leader expected to be a paradigm of the Spartan ethos serving as an example of Spartan values and compelling others to uphold the customs of the state?
As you read about Brasidas, consider how the author has chosen to present this leader; what aspects of leadership serve as lessons and examples of good leadership? Is Brasidas a return to the Leonidas style of Leadership?
As we begin to get to the end of this module, begin to think about how Spartan leadership has or has not changed and how the ideal challenges Spartan leaders as they navigate the realities of their environment. What are the issues that Brasidas must overcome and why do others follow him?
12016-07-27T01:44:03-07:00When Followers become Leaders2Britt's declaration with James Coburn as Britt and Yul Brynner as Chris. "The Magnificent Seven." Directed by John Sturges (The Mirisch Company and United Artists 1960)media/Britt_s_Declaration_-_YouTube.mp4plain2016-07-27T01:44:50-07:00