Leadership is critical to the creative problem-solving process because the most successful outcomes—those that create lasting, positive value—are the result of collaborations among people with differing perspectives, skills, and experiences, and not the product of a lone visionary. This seminar debunks two common myths about leadership—that it is defined by title or rank, and that it is a confirmation of subject-matter expertise. In fact, the opposite is true: everyone can engage in situational leadership through conscious relationships with others, and the most effective leaders are perpetually learning from these interactions and the systems in which they occur. Many aspects of leadership behaviors are improvisational, so the classroom serves as a learning-doing crucible, and assignments focus heavily on action, reflection, and integration. Students transform these accumulated experiences into a personal leadership playbook and a sense of agency as they transition from academic to professional life.