Leadership education does not occur in a vacuum. Meta messages about how leaders should behave and how they can succeed are at least as important as the content of the lectures, trainings and readings a leader candidate undertakes. Through immersion in the cultures and values of five Nordic countries, Scholars are surrounded with societal messaging about personal autonomy coupled with societal responsibility, about collaboration and human-centered decision making.
“There is a research tradition surrounding leadership, which is based on individuals being gradually and unconsciously imprinted with values and beliefs on how leaders should behave and what characteristics a leader candidate must possess.”
- Nordic Leadership, Analysis No. 2/2018 The Nordic Council of Ministers