Leadership Challenges and Supervision

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Course Description:
This course includes discussion and application of leadership theories as well as skill formation to develop leadership abilities. Team building skills are emphasized to enhance leadership effectiveness. Students learn the importance of visioning in their organizations.

Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

DuBrin. Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills, 9th ed., Cengage. ISBN: 9781337620208


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:              

  • What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?   
  • Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships   
  • Contingency Approaches to Leadership   
  • The Leader as an Individual   
  • Leadership Mind and Heart 
  • Courage and Moral Leadership   
  • Followership, Motivation and Empowerment   
  • Leadership Communication   
  • Leading Teams   
  • Developing Leadership Diversity  
  • Leadership Power and Influence   
  • Creating Vision and Strategic Direction   
  • Shaping Culture and Values   
  • Leading Change


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize the role of leadership style in shaping an organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission and vision.

Compare the importance of team building as a means of influencing internal, external, and interface stakeholders.

Evaluate the subtle differences existing between the formal and informal organization and the interface stakeholders.

Appraise inter- and intraorganizational relationships and the role played by each in fashioning a successful leadership strategy.

Synthesize how proper problem solving and conflict management can facilitate future success in decision making and quality improvement.

Support the ability to lead groups and teams.

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

Homework, Quizzes, Tests



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.


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