The Essence of Excellent Leadership Essay Competition

Posted on December 5, 2003

[posted from Service-Learning Advocacy listserv]

"The Essence of Excellent Leadership" Essay Competition

The Ohio State University
School of Public Policy and Management
John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy PUBLIC POLICY ESSAY COMPETITION
Awards: $1,000, $500, $300, $200
Plus travel expenses to attend a winners’ luncheon hosted by Senator Glenn in Washington, D.C. in May 2004

Topic-What is the Essence of Excellent Leadership? Leadership has never been more important. Governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and international alliances all seek excellent leaders. Citizens and employees express disappointment in their current leaders. Ethical failures of leadership make headlines daily. What makes an excellent leader? Are these leaders born or can they be trained? Does the essence of excellence in leadership vary between the public and private sectors? Is one type of leadership effective on the local level while another is needed for global politics? Are different styles of leadership effective or are there essentials of leadership that all leaders must embrace? Does history offer useful examples of excellent leadership? Do other disciplines, like psychology, economics, political science, or management science, inform our concepts of leadership? Is leadership changing with globalization, new technologies, or other trends? How can we develop the most effective leaders for the next generation? The John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy and the School of Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University invite college students worldwide to explore these issues through a public policy essay competition. Who is Eligible? Students must be full-time college juniors or seniors in accredited U.S. colleges or universities as of January 15, 2004. What is the Content of the Essay? Students should write a 1,500-word essay addressing the topic question (What is the Essence of Excellent Leadership?); the other questions outlined above are an aid to thought. The essay may center around one or more of these questions–or around a different question related to the essence of excellent leadership.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2004 Send three copies to:
OSU School of Public Policy and Management
Public Policy Essay Competition
300 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

More complete details can be found on the attached document or on these websites:

<a href="http://www.glenninstitute.org">http://www.glenninstitute.org</a>
or
<a href="http://www.ppm.ohio-state.edu/PPM/about_the_school/essaycompspecs.html">http://www.ppm.ohio-state.edu/PPM/about_the_school/essaycompspecs.html</a>


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