Introduction to the topic of leadership, which is defined as the process of influencing others to achieve organizational goals. Leadership is the ability to inspire confidence in and support among the people who are needed to achieve what the organization wants to achieve. Topics include the history of leadership research; current approaches/theories to the study of leadership to include charismatic, transformational, leadership styles, contingency, and situational; the roles of power, influence, and teamwork; an understanding of motivation, coaching, problem solving, creativity, communications, and conflict resolution skills; and the role of strategic leadership, leadership development, and the international and culturally diverse aspects of leadership. Course work includes a variety of experiential and feedback exercises that develop a better understanding of existing leadership skills and any areas of needed improvement. As needed.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture