The repeated attacks on liberal education in the media and from politicians require ammunition in response. Here's some:
INTERVIEWER: Your undergraduate degree is in philosophy and you talk a lot about how your study of the humanities was a big part of your preparation for your personal leadership development. How do you think the study of philosophy, literature, and history contribute to leadership development, particularly with respect to chaos and innovation?
SEAL… The humanities give us stories that can help us look at our lives through other people’s lives. And I think that makes us better able to lead, better able to be “in chaos,” better able to keep our bearings. Knowledge serves cleverness more than wisdom, and our culture often values cleverness more than wisdom. But the true leader values the latter . . . wisdom. And my experience suggests this can come from an immersion in the Humanities.
From Henry Doss’ interview with Bob Schoulz “A Navy Seal Talks About Chaos, Leadership and Innovation” Forbes
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