In this competency-based, paced course, students examine the relationship between leadership
and management, explore the attributes of a good leader, and focus on developing their own
leadership style. Attention is given to analyzing leadership stories, identifying
relationships and connections and examining the level of alignment between organizational and
personal values. Students are required to apply theoretical concepts to workplace, community
or volunteer experiences.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Examine what it means to be a leader.
- Capture the leadership stories that influence your philosophy.
- Study the web of relationships in which you act as a leader.
- Analyze the link between personal and organizational values.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical leadership.
- Develop your own personal statement of leadership.
- Demonstrate how you move your philosophy to action.
- Create a plan for your own leadership development.
BBUS 3671: Contemporary Leadership includes the following twelve lessons:
- The Nature of Leadership
- Theory and Practise of Leadership
- The Relationship between Managing and Leading; Key Leadership Attributes
- The Significant Role of Storytelling As It Relates to Leadership
- Leadership Stories in Your Organization
- Communication and Practice of Organizational Values
- Leading from Within
- Assess the Congruence between Personal Values and Organizational Values
- The Interplay between Leadership and Followership
- Your Role in the Web of Relationships at Work
- Ethical Leadership and Ethical Decision Making
- Building Community in Your Organization; Leadership Equals Change - Taking Risks
Required text and materials
Students will receive the following:
- Northouse, P. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice.
(4th ed)., Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Type: Textbook: ISBN:
- Hughes R. L., Curphy, G. J., Ginnett, R. C. (2019). Leadership: Enhancing the lessons
of experience (9th ed)., New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
- Kouzes, J.M. & Posner, B.Z. (2017) The Leadership Challenge: How to Make
Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (6th ed) San Francisco, CA:
Jossey Bass Inc.
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-119-27896-2
Students will need to source the following E-Book on their own:
- BBUS 3671 Custom E-Book Contemporary Leadership containing selected chapters from:
Yukl, G. (2020). Leadership in organizations (9th ed)., Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Pearson/Prentice-Hall Custom.
Type: E-Book: ISBN:
Use the link the purchase your custom e-book: https://console.pearsoned.com/enrollment/83thye.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher
on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the mandatory final major project.
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Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students throughout the course.
Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students
will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.