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LDR 676

Advanced Approaches in Leadership

Semester Units



BUS 602

Course Description

Using empirical studies, interesting anecdotes, stories, and findings, this course will expand your knowledge of leadership, building upon the foundations you have already developed through experience and academic coursework. This course will enhance your understanding of leadership at the Personal, Interpersonal, Team and Organizational (PITO) levels, and the complex array of leader-follower-situation (LFS) variables that influence the process of leadership at each of these levels. It will guide you in critically evaluating the strengths and limitations of your own leadership style, as it applies to both personal and interpersonal leadership; while applying your understanding of the tools and techniques used for developing your leadership skills, to include the Action-Observation- Reflection (A-O-R) model, and its utilization in journaling, mentoring, and evaluating case studies and personal experiences.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss leadership correlation to concepts such as management and followers.

  • Explore the interactional framework for analyzing leadership.

  • Describe the elements of the leadership equation.

  • Summarize how the spiral of experience helps you develop as a leader.

  • Appraise the concepts behind the Action-Observation-Reflection (A-O-R) model.

  • Define the five interrelated phases that contribute to development planning.

  • Appraise the skills required to achieve technical competence and how those skills will benefit you in training followers.

  • Discuss French and Raven’s power taxonomy.

  • Debate the Thematic Apperception Test.

  • Interpret Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development.

  • Explore the importance of moral reasoning in the process leaders use to make decisions.

  • Analyze the role of personality, intelligence, creativity, and emotional intelligence as they relate to leadership effectiveness.

  • Interpret the relationship between assertiveness, acquiescence, and aggression.

  • Assess the six steps for improving followers’ motivation and performance levels using operant principles.

  • Appraise the concepts involved in Ginnett’s Team Leadership Model (TLM).

  • Define the five steps involved in the Coaching Process.

  • Assess the Rocket Model and its use in the development of high performance teams.

  • Describe the situational factors that affect leaders’ behaviors.

  • Interpret the competing values framework.

  • Interpret each of the five contingency theories of leadership.

  • Evaluate Vroom and Yetton’s leadership decision tree.

  • Appraise all three aspects of the leader-follower-situation model.

  • Discuss common characteristics of charismatic and transformational leaders.

  • Analyze Bass’s theory of transformational and transactional leadership.

  • Discuss Thomas’ conflict resolution strategies.

  • Analyze the components of a leader’s vision.

  • Discuss Hackman’s tripwire lessons for executive teams.

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