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Leadership and Team Building (PSIO 5203): Course Contents

The course will also cover the major approaches to leadership in a way that illustrates how to be a leader in any position in an organization.

Course Outline

Course Contents:

  • Introduction, Syllabus, Course Overview
  • Introduction to nature of Leadership
  • Managerial traits and skills
  • Perspectives of effective leadership behavior
  • Participative leadership, delegation and empowerment
  • Power and influence
  • Contingency Theories of leadership
  • Leader-Member Exchange Theory
  • Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
  • Path-Goal Theory of leadership
  • Ethical, servant and spiritual leadership
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Diversity, Culture and Leadership
  • Integration and concluding thoughts

Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

During the course the students will learn to:

  • Define leadership and understand its role in a variety of settings
  • Summarize and critique salient theories of leadership
  • Explore the contribution of scholarly research to the evolution of leadership theory
  • Describe emerging trends in the practice and study of leadership
  • Compare and contrast multiple contemporary approaches to leadership
  • Explore and examine various principles of ethical leadership
  • Apply theoretical treatments of leadership to real-world settings
  • Develop a personal philosophy of leadership and an awareness of one’s own approach to working in groups and organizations   

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