Authentic & Deliberate Leadership

Dr. Javidi Interviews Dr. Howard Prince in 2020 (Optional – Not Required)

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As a foundation for this “Authentic & Deliberate Leadership: the West Point Way”, we provide key exchanges between Dr. Mitch Javidi and General Howard T. Prince II that were recorded on February 21, 2021.  Dr. Prince, a longtime professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and retired Brigadier General, died on May 19, 2021 from a rare form of blood cancer. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and family. Prince, a clinical professor who held the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was known across the country for his own personal leadership and for building programs in leadership studies. In its 2010 profile of Prince, The Alcalde wrote: “There is perhaps no greater expert on leadership development in the country. No one has more profoundly altered the character and leadership training of the modern United States Army.” His belief in ethical leadership was rooted in his experiences as a highly decorated U.S. Army combat veteran in Vietnam. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin before returning to his alma mater, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where as the youngest colonel in the Army he was appointed to lead its new Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.  The selected video clips set the foundation for how the original “Leadership in Organizations” was created, how Dr. Prince views leadership development, and some perspectives from both men on application of these leadership theories in today’s settings.
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