ESSAY CONTEST 2020

 

LEADERSHIP AND CRITICAL THINKING
How to foster critical thinking skills in critical times?

 

What makes someone an effective leader? For one thing, people look for leadership from those they trust to exercise good judgment. Not every decision can be simply data-driven; many involve difficult tradeoffs among competing priorities, or calls that must be made based on limited information (as in making plans for the future). Great leaders are able to objectively analyze these complex and often politicized situations and arrive at their own conclusions. They have a high capacity, in other words, for critical thinking.

Your essay should offer a point of view on whether the emerging generation of leaders is being sufficiently prepared to exercise the critical thinking required of them. What conditions of the twenty-first century are making this more difficult—or in what ways is critical thinking better supported than in the past?

 

Winners of the Drucker Challenge Essay Award 2020

Students Category

1. God'sWill Dickson (Nigeria)
"My journal of cognitive errors: Critical Thinking for the Individual"

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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2. Letícia Tiemi Matsuoka (Brazil)
"The effectiveness of political leadership during the information"

Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

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3. Daina Mandewo * (Zimbabwe)
"The After"

University of Zimbabwe
 

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Places 4th to 10th

4. Chad Patrick Osorio (PH)"The Interrogative Soul" Download Essay
5. Parikshit Khanna (IN)"Inclusive Leadership - The Outcome of a Relentless Feminist Experiment" Download Essay
6. Diogo Polónia (PT)"The Efficient Indecision" Download Essay
7. Maximilian Feser (DE)"How to walk in Drucker's footsteps - and still choose your own" Download Essay
8. Paul Redillas (PH)"Leadership, Humanity’s Greatest Weapon Through Time" Download Essay
9. Anushka Patil (IN)"Awakening from a cognitive slumber" Download Essay
10. Saumya Malhotra (IN)"The Thinker and The Poet: Understanding Drucker's Insights into Critical Thinking" Download Essay

Places 11th to 15th (no ranking) in alphabetical order

Daniel Akhabue (NG)"The Druckerian Leader" Download Essay
Olumide Areo (NG)"Lessons From One Hundred And Three"                                                                             Download Essay
Godfridah Mbaulu (ZM)"Effective Leaders are Critical Thinkers" Download Essay
Kiana Pourteymour (UK)"Planning For Tomorrow With Today's Toolkit" Download Essay
Grace Walioli (KE)"The Courtroom in Every Boardroom" Download Essay

Winners of the Drucker Challenge Essay Award 2020

Managers/Entrepreneurs Category

1. Seyedebrahim Safavi (Germany)
"The clock wasn’t showing 100 seconds to midnight any more"

University of Applied Sciences Landshut
 

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2. Roy Bendor Cohen (Israel)
"From Subjective Experience to Objective Reality: Three Necessary (but not Sufficient) Conditions for Effective Leadership"

Tel Aviv University

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3. Suyash Mehrotra * (India)
"Improvising Leadership is the ‘New Normal’"

Indian Institut of foreign trade, New Delhi
 

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Places 4th to 10th

4. Abbiba Ivy Princewill (NG)"Leadership Lessons from Ants for Giant Leaders" Download Essay
5. Yurume Omonoseh (NG)"Madam President" Download Essay
6. Dhawal Tank (US)"The Dharma of a Leader" Download Essay
7. Tetiana Orlyk (UA)"The Life-Changing Magic of Writing an Essay on Peter Drucker" Download Essay
8. Andrew Want (AU)"Discerning Signal from Noise – Lessons for Today’s Emerging Leaders" Download Essay
9. Arpita Lahiri (IN)"Being Critical or Being Intuitive" Download Essay
10. Jamille do Carmo (BR)"Unprecedented voices: the main contribution of the 21st century to the construction of critical thinking" Download Essay

Places 11th to 15th (no ranking) in alphabetical order

Maria Wilvenna Añora (PH)"What seven weeks of quarantine has taught me" Download Essay
Christopher Amedu (UK)"A Journey to the Castle" Download Essay
Vinnicius Nazaré (BR)"Critical Experience Told by Time: A Brief Report Outside the Books" Download Essay
Zulay Perez (US)"Reflections on Leadership" Download Essay
Jules Yim (SG)"How to foster critical thinking skills in critical times" Download Essay