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Courage in Theory and Practice - Week 1

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A 13-week class on Courage as taught at Yale by Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, this syllabus covers various kinds of courage and their underlying elements with the intention of promoting courageous behaviour in the students as they head out into the world to lead corporations, nonprofits, teams, families, or governments.

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Courage in Theory and Practice - Week 1

  1. 1. Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale Courage in Theory & Practice Roz Savage
  2. 2. Why does courage matter?
  3. 3. Courageous Life vs Average Life Lifetime
  4. 4. What types of courage are there?
  5. 5. Course Overview ❖ Week 1: Definitions of Courage ❖ Week 2: The Hero’s Journey ❖ Week 3: Intellectual Courage (Critical Thinking) ❖ Week 4: Motivation and Purpose ❖ Week 5: The Courageous Mindset ❖ Week 6: Courageous Decision-Making ❖ Week 7: Courage and Truth
  6. 6. Course Overview (contd.) ❖ Week 8: Managerial Courage ❖ Week 9: Nonconformity ❖ Week 10: Military Courage ❖ Week 11: Political Courage ❖ Week 12: Nurturing Courage in Self and Others ❖ Week 13: Courage and the Future
  7. 7. Introducing Myself ❖ Roz Savage MBE: first woman to row solo across three oceans - Atlantic, Pacific, Indian ❖ (show video)
  8. 8. Week 1: Definitions of Courage
  9. 9. What kinds of courage are represented by…?
  10. 10. Martin Luther King
  11. 11. Martin Luther King
  12. 12. Rosa Parks
  13. 13. Ernest Shackleton
  14. 14. Captain Oates
  15. 15. WW1 Soldiers
  16. 16. Viktor Frankl
  17. 17. Pacifists
  18. 18. Tank Man, Tiananmen Square
  19. 19. Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger
  20. 20. Fireman at World Trade Center, 9/11
  21. 21. Malala
  22. 22. Caitlyn Jenner
  23. 23. Chesley Sullenberger
  24. 24. Purple Heart
  25. 25. Joe Biden
  26. 26. Edward Snowden
  27. 27. Alex Honnold
  28. 28. Common phobias
  29. 29. Game of Thrones battle scene
  30. 30. What are the essential components of courage?
  31. 31. Fight or flight (fear) Executive function Overcoming fear
  32. 32. A Definition of Courage ❖ A wilful, intentional act ❖ Executed after mindful deliberation ❖ Involving objective substantial risk to the actor ❖ Motivated to bring about a noble or worthy purpose ❖ Despite the presence of fear (Rate, 2007)
  33. 33. MOTIVATION FEAR> = COURAGE
  34. 34. Courage to do what?
  35. 35. Courageous Life > Courageous Acts

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