The Core Values Of Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation. Trans. Heaney, Seamus. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. Print. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon epic that tells of how a Geatish hero comes to the rescue of the Danes and how this man later becomes a king and a wise man. The main character fights off different monsters, earning him the admiration of the Anglo-Saxon people and making him the inspiration for this poem. This poem reflects many of the values of the Anglo-Saxons and is the earliest example of literature from the British Isle. Since the topic of my paper will be how leadership has evolved over time, this primary text will probably serve as the first work mentioned (if the paper is written in a chronological order); this text will be used to supply details about the earlier kings and how their relationships with their people helped secure their power.
Caldwell, Cam, and Rolf D. Dixon. "Love, Forgiveness, and Trust: Critical Values of the Modern Leader." Journal of Business Ethics 93.1 (2010): 91-101. Web. 9 May 2016. This text talks about modern leadership and argues that leaders of today have love, forgiveness, and trust as their core values. By practicing these values, the author asserts that leaders are able to connect to their peers better and make them more effective at maintaining control. This point is interesting, at least when compared to the Anglo-Saxon texts, since it portrays modern leaders as also reaching out to their subjects for their power (the author’s exact wording for
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