Publication Date

Spring 4-25-2017

Document Type

Capstone project: Open access

Degree Name

MA Leadership Studies

Department

Leadership Studies

Abstract

As we continue to develop ourselves in this multifaceted dependency with technology, I believe we shy away from the essence of what makes us human in the first place. As emotional and sentient beings, we tend to take for granted the use of our emotions to empower ourselves and others through real life experiences, and shared-challenges.As adults, educators, mentors, parents, we must recognize the importance of becoming positive and effective role models for younger generations in order for them to become successful in their future lives. Yet somehow we continue to see patterns of disconnection caused by either the demands of a society they do not feel a part of and/or because of the complex world they are growing up in. There is a waste of human potential that is coming from these young people that needs to be recognized and availed for the sustainability of healthy and successful communities. With the foundations of Otto Scharmer's Theory U, comes a parallel design of a model that intends to take on an approach to youth leadership and development through the conscious practice of emotional leadership.