Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

May 2017


English, School of Education

First Advisor

Scott Nowka


This paper discusses the ideas Machiavelli discussed during the 1500s on leadership, and relates it to the modern world. This piece of writing looks specifically at Machiavelli's work in The Prince (1513) and the themes within the text: whether it is better to be feared or loved, the balance between the lion and the fox, and how to be a strong leader without being hated. These big themes are related to different parts of the modern person's life. Leading a sports team requires the role of a leader. Also, being an aspiring educator, leader qualities need to exist to have a successful classroom. These leaders must be 'Machiavellian' in order to keep the respect of the people being led. Following the rules in which Machiavelli has said many years ago, leaders such as Cesare Borgia, and also business CEOs, teachers, and captains are influenced by the words of Niccolo Machiavelli.