• Authentic Leadership
: Use Google’s online image search and enter the search term “Chris Jordan photography.” Jordan documents American mass consumption with his large-scale images. Look at as many images as you can, especially those of crushed cars, plastic bags, water bottles, and cell phones. What is your reaction to seeing such massive waste?
Now watch Jordan’s Ted Talk then answer the following questions.
o Is critical social commentary a form of leadership? A form of transformational leadership?
o How does social commentary express the four I’s of transformational leadership?
o Are statistics needed to back up Jordan’s images?
o Why did Jordan doubt the power of his art?
o Can you think of other artists who have transformed their communities or the larger society?
o How did they accomplish this?
o Would you classify Jordan as an Authentic Leader? Why or why not?