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BUS 612

Leadership - Principles and Practices

Semester Units



BUS 602

Course Description

This course covers the concepts, principles and skills of leadership in a manner that is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders. A thorough assessment of advanced leadership skills, the role and function of leadership and the impact on individual organizations and society is presented. Various leadership models and their effectiveness are discussed. Topics include leadership variables, ethics, leadership principles and approaches, team leadership and critical issues in leadership.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss what factors influence the leadership process.

  • Identify the traits of an effective leader.

  • Explain the characteristics of followers that influence the leadership process.

  • Discuss the importance of having a vision.

  • Identify the basic motives for leadership.

  • Discuss the patterns of leadership.

  • Describe the evolution of the Trait Theory through the 20th century.

  • Describe how the Skills Approach works.

  • Compare and contrast the management skills necessary at various levels of an organization.

  • Define the Style Approach and its overall concept.

  • Specify the instruments used by researchers to assess the styles of leadership.

  • Discuss how the Situational Approach works and define its strengths and weaknesses.

  • Illustrate how leadership behavior influences employee conduct.

  • Outline the principles of ethical leadership.

  • Evaluate the history of the quality movement.

  • Validate Quality Synthesis and how it works.

  • Define the importance of good human relations in the work setting.

  • Describe the dimensions of team leadership.

  • Discuss the qualities needed to be a competent team member.

  • Discuss how leader traits/behaviors are related to leadership effectiveness.

  • Describe how styles and situations impact leadership.

  • Discuss the idea behind Path-Goal Theory.

  • Analyze the strengths and criticisms surrounding the LMX Theory.

  • Describe the Transformational Leadership process.

  • Discuss the similarities between Transformational and Charismatic Leadership.

  • Evaluate the factors that influence Authentic Leadership.

  • Validate the various strategies used in managing diversity.

  • Discuss the rules associated with effective delegation.

  • Compare the principles, methods, and techniques for developing others.

  • Analyze the role of the leader as teacher and developer of employees.

  • Discuss the importance of performance management.

  • Identify the principles of effective discipline.

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