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VIDEO: Blindfold Exercise Teaches Trinity Students Valuable Leadership Skills

By Dustin Coleman


March 2010 – It seemed simple to the students: Walk out of their Trinity University classroom to a designated area on campus where they would find a set of objects to use to build something. The only catch was that they had to do it blindfolded.

The assignment, part of Trinity Professor Donald Van Eynde’s Organizational Behavior course, helped students explore "Leadership without Easy Answers," a concept designed by Ronald Heifetz, director of the Leadership Education Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

During the class, Trinity students had to define the problem they faced and determine how best to deal with it. Watch video from the exercise above (Spoiler alert: They assembled tents).

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