7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

The arts are a great way to teach students [leadership skills]. While science and mathematics seek to quantify the world, and history and language give us the tools to understand the world from a human perspective, these disciplines are all based on rational discourses about the world as it is. We turn to the arts to help us understand and gain perspective on what remains: our emotions, our unanswerable questions, and the general mysteries of being alive.

Here are seven ways that working in the arts can give students the skills to become great leaders:

1. Creativity

2. Risk-Taking

3. Learning to Be Yourself

4. Understanding the Power of Myth and Symbols

5. Observational Skills

6. Project Planning

7. Collaboration and Appropriation

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