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  1. Aug 2016
  2. May 2016
    1. Assignment: Now that you've thought deeply about gender and leadership in the context of Plutarch's Antony, in contemporary politics, and in your own worldview, see whether you can construct a list of positive or negative qualities of leaders that applies to any individual, regardless of gender. Is it possible? What problems do you face in this task? What do we gain or lose in our understanding of leadership when we do this? Is "un-gendering" leadership a realistic goal, or even a good goal?

      I love this assignment! I think we should try it out ourselves and perhaps clarify some of the questions and prompt the reader with some possible answers.

    1. Root Cause Analysis: Organizations like the United States Military and corporations like Toyota officially mandate that when their activities have adverse outcomes (e.g. friendly-fire deaths; product recalls) they use RCA (root cause analysis) to identify structural or bureaucratic problems that may have contributed. RCA is not about laying blame on individuals, but instead focuses on using a negative situation to develop positive changes to the system. Identify the root causes of the series of problems that led to the plague in Thebes.  Are there systemic or institutional features of the city that contributed to its suffering? Are there systemic or institutional changes which might ward off similar events in the future?

      This is a really neat exercise! Would probably be interesting to do on a lot of Greek mythology.

  3. Apr 2016
    1. Then, make an argument for how Plutarch would do on this survey. Does he think of women as supporters and men as leaders? Do those terms mean something different in an ancient context?

      Cool idea!

    2. What does that tell you about yourself?

      Perh. something also like, "Has your view of women in leadership roles changed over time and if so, why?" and/or "Why, in general, might someone's attitude toward women in a leadership role change?"

    3. What is your conscious attitude towards women in leadership positions?

      I might try to get at this question a little differently. Most people are not likely to answer honestly if they have a negative view of women in a leadership role. I might ask something like, "Why might someone (in the past or present) argue that women are not suited for leadership roles?" and/or "What reasons might someone give for why women might be better at certain leadership roles than men?" and/or "Other than using this test, how might we determine whether someone holds a positive or negative attitude toward women in a leadership role?"

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    2. In what ways in Antony a "man's man"? In what ways is he depicted as effeminate? When Plutarch describes him in one way or the other, how do the actions he takes in the immediate context turn out?

      These are all outstanding questions. I love it!

  4. Mar 2016
    1. please feel free to suggest

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      Here is an example of an annotation using hypothes.is.