Vaclav Havel:To The Castle and Back       Micaeli Rourke      CC345-Leadership
Humble Beginnings-Born in Prague, October 1936-Father was a film companyowner, Mother was anIntellectual/Journalist-1950’s,...
Formative Years, Early WorksThe Garden Party, 1963The Memorandum,1965(Public Theater, NY)1968- Havel’s plays bannedin Czec...
Age of DissidenceIncreased artistic censorship, shifted topolitical activismDJ and spokesman for Free RadioCzechoslovakia1...
On His Reputation..."...We never decided to become dissidents. Wehave been transformed into them, without quiteknowing how...
Revolution-Fall 1989, organized Civic          Forum-Prague students organized     Velvet Revolution   -Dubcek (1921-1989)...
Havel PresidencyResigned in 1992, fall ofCzechoslovakia-Re-elected as President ofCzech Republic in early1993 Aimed to res...
Later YearsPresident from 1990-1992, 1993-2003.Succeeded by Vaclav Klaus after theend of his 2nd termHosted FORUM20002005,...
Leadership Style “It doesnt require any particular leadership or style. A    leader isnt someone who shouts or arouses fea...
Havel’s LegacyPassed on December 18, 2011-age 75Czech 3 day mourning periodDecember 23rd, National Dayof Recognition--All ...
“The only thing I can recommend atthis stage is a sense of humor, anability to see things in their ridiculousand absurd di...
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    1. 1. Vaclav Havel:To The Castle and Back Micaeli Rourke CC345-Leadership
    2. 2. Humble Beginnings-Born in Prague, October 1936-Father was a film companyowner, Mother was anIntellectual/Journalist-1950’s, Apprenticeship andStudent-Not accepted into any post-secondary schools (Communistrule)-Served in Czech military 57-59-Stagehand, Theater onBaulstrade-Academy of Performing Arts,Prague
    3. 3. Formative Years, Early WorksThe Garden Party, 1963The Memorandum,1965(Public Theater, NY)1968- Havel’s plays bannedin Czech., banned fromleaving the country1968- Prague Spring,Occupation (“Shit gets real”)
    4. 4. Age of DissidenceIncreased artistic censorship, shifted topolitical activismDJ and spokesman for Free RadioCzechoslovakia1969- Audience, distributed in samizdatCommittee for the Unjustly Prosecuted(1979)May ‘79- February ’83 Imprisoned,Letters to OlgaBecame known throughout his nationfor political essays--Power of the Powerless87-89, editor of popular undergroundnewspaper
    5. 5. On His Reputation..."...We never decided to become dissidents. Wehave been transformed into them, without quiteknowing how, sometimes we have ended up inprison without precisely knowing how. We simplywent ahead and did certain things that we felt weought to do, and that seemed to us decent to do,nothing more nor less.”
    6. 6. Revolution-Fall 1989, organized Civic Forum-Prague students organized Velvet Revolution -Dubcek (1921-1989)-1990-First free election for Presidency-Havel elected President of Czech and Slovak Federal Republic
    7. 7. Havel PresidencyResigned in 1992, fall ofCzechoslovakia-Re-elected as President ofCzech Republic in early1993 Aimed to restore a healthyDemocracy, met withcriticism for “non-politicalpolitics”Proclaimed amnesty withGermany, Soviet Union,lobbied to join UN andNATO
    8. 8. Later YearsPresident from 1990-1992, 1993-2003.Succeeded by Vaclav Klaus after theend of his 2nd termHosted FORUM20002005, Human Rights Fellowship atLibrary of Congress2006-2009, Artist-in-Residence atColumbia University2008- Euro. Council on Tolerance andReconciliation2009-Prague for EU and US Summit
    9. 9. Leadership Style “It doesnt require any particular leadership or style. A leader isnt someone who shouts or arouses fear inothers, but rather someone that need to have near them,and feel at their backs. Apart from all other abilities andskills, leaders should also have trust in their co-workers. They should radiate calm and they should truly be a background support that others can sense one that is important to them and gives them energy.”
    10. 10. Havel’s LegacyPassed on December 18, 2011-age 75Czech 3 day mourning periodDecember 23rd, National Dayof Recognition--All plays wereperformed in entirety, TributeConcert with Intl. speakersPhiladelphia Liberty MedalGandhi Peace PrizeAmnesty Intl’s Ambassador ofConscience AwardUS Presidential Medal ofFreedom
    11. 11. “The only thing I can recommend atthis stage is a sense of humor, anability to see things in their ridiculousand absurd dimensions, to laugh atothers and at ourselves, a sense ofirony regarding everything that callsout for parody in this world. In otherwords, I can only recommendperspective and distance.” -2011

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