Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Wade M. Vaughn
Poetry and Power: The Intersection of Poetry and Transformational Leadership uses literary analysis to show how poetry is an unexplored form of transformational leadership. The paper analyzes the essays and poems of Emerson, Shelley, Sidney, Plato, Carlyle, Whitman, Hugo, Kipling, Henley, and McKay, comparing them against the rhetoric of transformational leaders such as King, Kennedy, and Gandhi. Special attention is paid to how poetry embodies the four pillars of transformational leadership – idealized influence, inspirational motivation, individualized consideration, and intellectual stimulation.
Vaughn, Wade M., "Poetry and Power: The Intersection of Poetry and Transformational Leadership" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 603.
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