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Metaphors as Tool in Leadership Classroom

Metaphors have been used in management education to enrichen student experiences with abstract concepts. This paper summarizes the use of metaphor as a teaching tool and documents the design of a leadership assignment that requires students to come up with a metaphor that symbolizes their vision of who they aspire to be as a leader. This paper proposes an activity whereby participants of the conference session have to envision a metaphor that represents what leadership is for them. The conference session will end with the presenter sharing content and thematic analysis of students’ write-up on their metaphors of leadership.

Jiunwen Wang
Singapore University of Social Sciences


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