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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2015

I. Catalog Information

BUS 65
Leadership
5 Unit(s)

 

Requisites: Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273.

Hours: Lec Hrs: 60.00
Out of Class Hrs: 120.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 180.00

Description: Develop effectiveness in leadership situations and understand the complex challenges of leadership. Adapt leadership techniques to build successful relationships in a culturally diverse world.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

• Student Learning Outcome: Compare, contrast and demonstrate leadership behaviors.


 

• Student Learning Outcome: Distinguish the roles, interaction and impact of the leader, the follower and the situation in the leadership model.


II. Course Objectives

A.Determine why leadership is everyone's business.
B.Evaluate the interaction between the leader, the follower and the situation.
C.Compare and contrast leadership styles and the subsequent effects on followers.
D.Identify leadership traits and build strengths.
E.Examine leadership skills and how they are developed.
F.Explore the process for creating a compelling vision that inspires followers.
G.Examine the methods used by leaders to create a climate for strong teams.
H.Demonstrate the methods used by leaders to foster inclusion.
I.Describe methods for addressing conflict.
J.Illustrate the leader’s role in solving problems.
K.Evaluate the ethics and integrity of a leader.

III. Essential Student Materials

 None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 None

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Determine why leadership is everyone's business.
1.Definitions of leadership
2.The evolution of perspectives in leadership
3.The leadership function of managers
4.Global differences in leadership
B.Evaluate the interaction between the leader, the follower and the situation.
1.The process view of leadership
2.The evolving role of followers in a diverse world
3.Complexities in the situation
C.Compare and contrast leadership styles and the subsequent effects on followers.
1.Theory X and Y
2.Authoritarian, democratic and laissez-faire styles
3.Task-oriented versus relationship-oriented behaviors
a.Blake and Mouton’s Managerial Grid model
b.Ohio State Leadership studies
c.Hersey - Blanchard Situational Leadership model
D.Identify leadership traits and build strengths.
1.Common leadership traits
2.The strengths-based leadership paradigm
a.Developing strengths by taking a talent and investing time and building knowledge
b.Utilizing the strengths of followers by creating a positive environment
E.Examine leadership skills and how they are developed.
1.Administrative skills
2.Conceptual skills
3.Interpersonal skills
a.Emotional intelligence
b.Social intelligence
4.Leadership development
a.the role of reflection
b.experiential learning through challenging assignments
c.mentoring and feedback
d.classroom and other forms of training
F.Explore the process for creating a compelling vision that inspires followers.
1.Define vision
2.Characteristics of a compelling vision
3.Communicating the vision effectively
G.Examine the methods used by leaders to create a climate for strong teams.
1.Establishing structure
2.Enforcing norms
a.factors that enhance cohesiveness
b.groupthink
3.Promoting standards of excellence
a.constructive feedback
b.recognition and rewards
H.Demonstrate the methods used by leaders to foster inclusion.
1.Leader-Member Exchange theory
2.In-groups, out-groups and social identity theory
3.Discrimination, prejudice, and ethnocentrism
4.Fostering diversity in the workplace
a.recruiting
b.socialization
c.policies
I.Describe methods for addressing conflict.
1.Distinguish between the relationship and content aspects of conflict
2.Principled Negotiation
3.Differentiation
4.Fractionation
5.Face-saving
6.Kilmann and Thomas model of conflict-handling styles
J.Illustrate the leader’s role in solving problems.
1.Path-Goal Theory
2.SMART goals
3.Expectancy Theory
4.Motivation and involvement
K.Evaluate the ethics and integrity of a leader.
1.The six pillars of character
2.The five bases of power
3.Goals, actions, and honesty
4.How values affect leadership

VI. Assignments

A.Required reading from the textbook and supplemental business articles.
B.Practice quizzes to allow students to self-assess learning of course concepts and theories.
C.Reflective essays analyzing a leadership situation from the student's own experiences, to apply course concepts and assess leadership skills.
D.Analysis and discussion of leadership case studies to develop critical thinking skills, and to apply course concepts and theories.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Quiz and examination review performed in class
Homework and extended projects
Guest speakers
Collaborative learning and small group exercises

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Midterms and final exams that appraise comprehension and require synthesis and application of course material.
B.Reflective essays demonstrate comprehension and application of course concepts, and assessment of leadership skills.
C.Participation in class discussion of leadership case studies to progressively demonstrate ability to critically evaluate the situation, and apply course concepts and theories.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Northouse, Peter. “Introduction to Leadership,” 3rd edition, Sage, 2015.
2.Hughes, Ginnett, Curphy. "Leadership, Enhancing the Lessons of Experience,” 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.Harvard Business Review magazine
2.Internet articles on Leadership
3.Journal articles on Leadership