Science fiction has long been used as a way to examine leadership through a fantastical lens. From Captain Picard to Juan “Johnny” Rico, sci-fi audiences have been learning leadership lessons through their favorite characters since the 1920s. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, is a science fiction story examining the life and leadership of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a six-year-old who goes on to become Earth’s last chance against an enemy race. Exhibiting a range of leadership theories, Ender’s Game is an excellent novel to use while teaching introductory leadership concepts. This poster outlines the value of using novels to teach leadership, and the specific instances of leadership exhibited in Ender’s Game.
Dr. Kaley Klaus
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"The Enemy's Gate is Down: Teaching Leadership Through the Novel Ender's Game,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 44.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/44