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58 Santa Clara L. Rev. 399 (2018-2019)
Leadership Development in Law Schools: Myths, Principles, and Practices

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    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN LAW                        SCHOOLS:
           MYTHS, PRINCIPLES,AND PRACTICES


                            Barry  Z.  Posner*


                          TABLE   OF CONTENTS
Introduction           ................................399
I. Myths  That Inhibit Leadership  Development ......          .....400
       A. The  Talent  Myth.................                  ......401
       B. T he Positi on Myth  ......................402
       C. T he Strengths  Myth.............                 ........402
       D. The  Self-Reliance  Myth........           ..............403
       E. The  'Leadership  Comes   Naturally_  Myth..................403
II. K ey Conceptual  Considerations  for Leadership  D evel opment
                                                      ..................404
III. Practical Fundarmentals for L eadershi p Courses ..................407
Conclusion           .........................        .............409

                              INTRODUCTION
      'Leadership  is everyone-s  business._   This is the mantra  that my
co-author]  i m K ouzes and I have been  promulgating  for more  than three
decades.'      Leadership   is  too   often   confused,   and   considered

     * Barry Z. Posner is the Michael]. Accolti, Sj. Chair and Professor of Leadership at
the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where he served for 12 years as Dean.
He has received the Association for Talent Development-s highest award for Distinguished
Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance, and is regularly listed among the most
influential HR thinkers and leadership experts in the world. He is the co-author of the award-
winning leadership book The Leadership Challenge which has sold nearly three million copies
and been translated into more than 20 foreign languages. Barry has co-authored more than a
dozen other award-winning, inspiring and practical books on leadership and over 100 research
and practitioner-oriented articles. He has served on the board of directors for several publicly-
traded companies, as well as numerous for-purpose organizations. Barry received an
undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a
masters degree from The Ohio State University in public administration, and his Ph.D. in
organizational behavior and administrative theory from the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst. At Santa Clara University he has received several outstanding teaching and
leadership honors, and has been a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul), and the University of Western Australia.
    1. See generally JAMES M.  KOUZES  &  BARRY  Z. POSNER, THE  LEADERSHIP
CHALLENGE:  HOW To GET  EXTRAORDINARY  THINGS DONE  IN ORGANIZATIONS (6th ed.
2017) [hereinafter KOUZES & POSNER, THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE].


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