Introspect: Be Emotional

  • Wiley C. Davi
  • Duncan H. Spelman
Part of the Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership book series (MACHSTPOLE)


In the spring of 2018, Emma Gonzalez emerged as one of the most compelling leaders among the group of students from Parkland, Florida, who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She and her schoolmates sparked a national movement focused on stopping the wave of gun violence in the United States. Gonzalez was 18 years old, Cuban-American, and out about her bisexuality—and she was well-known for her shaved head [1]. While not necessarily fitting the traditional image of a leader, she demonstrated a powerful capacity to access and communicate her emotions as she influenced literally millions of people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wiley C. Davi
    • 1
  • Duncan H. Spelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Bentley UniversityWalthamUSA

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