Refer back to the New York Times article in Module 1. Much of Ms. Cain’s critique of the emphasis on leadership in higher education is based on the dominant narrative of leadership as leader-centric or position-based. It represents the common conflation of leadership and authority. It is reflected also by the students she speaks to: “But many students I’ve spoken with read ‘leadership skills’ as a code for authority and dominance and define leaders as those who ‘can order other people around’.” What is your reaction to this argument? Do you agree or disagree? Why? How does this definition of a leader square with your understanding? How is it reflected or challenged based on your experiences? Be specific. Be critical. Why does this matter?