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CA 670 Measuring Leadership
Aitken, Joan Evelyn


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

CA 670 Measuring Leadership

Semester

F2P 2008 MC

Faculty

Dr. Joan E. Aitken

Title

Professor, Communication Arts

Degrees/Certificates

Doctorate in education and communication.
MA Speech
MA Curriculum and Leadership

Office Location

229 Copley

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6785

E-Mail

joan.aitken@park.edu

Semester Dates

F2P 2008

Class Days

---W---

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
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1.  The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-Deluxe Facilitator's Guide Package (Loose-leaf, with CD-ROM Scoring Software, Self/Observer, Workbook, Planner & copy of The Leadership Challenge book ) (3rd ed.)  by Kouzes and Posner.  Jossey-Bass, 2003.  Apparently, this is not in print anymore, so you may want to find a used copy or buy the pieces individually. 

 

2.  Hackman, M. Z., & Johnson, C. E. (2004). Leadership: A Communication Perspective (4th or latest ed.).  Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.  I have provided notes from the book on the course webpage.  You probably used this textbook in another course.  We will use this book as background and concentrate on the measures you can complete for this course. 


3.  Bryce, R.  (2004).  Pipe dreams:  Greed, ego, and the death of Enron.  New York:  PublicAffairs. 
 

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Course Description:
CA 670 Measuring Leadership: This course analyzes the methods used by scholars and practitioners to understand leadership. Starting with the landmark leadership studies at Ohio State, numerous attempts have been made to identify the essential elements involved in leading others. This course examines assessments starting with the 1940s and concluding with current methods. An additional fee is charged.

Educational Philosophy:

Example philosophy: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#PHILOSOPHY

Class Assessment:
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ONGROUND students see the handout for details.


ONLINE students see assignment details for each week and dropbox information in the "Assignments" link at the lower left of the eCollege screen.


ASSIGNMENT WEIGHT (See eCollege gradebook for updates)

 

Individual professors may use different grade weighting.  See exact weight in eCollege gradebook or talk to your professor.  Weekly participation cannot be made-up late.  You can only revise an assignment for a higher grade if you submit a draft by the original due date.  Students cannot submit any assignment for a grade after the Friday of theeighth week.  Typically, there are no incompletes.

 

40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):

  • LPI printout  in electronic form (Written) 5 (Cannot be submitted late.)

  • LPI plan (Written)  5 (Cannot be submitted without previously submitting the LPI printout in electronic form.)

  • Hackman & Johnson Measures (Written) 6

  • LPI synthesis of results (Written) 24

50% Participation - Learning Activities (Discuss/Post):

  • Exemplary Leader Interview summary and oral presentation  5

  • Reflection.  Extra credit canNOT be used to replace this assignment.  10

  • Weekly assignments, knowledge question presentation, online discussion, video discussion, and class discussion board interaction.  35

10% Final exam--No proctor needed.


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SUBMIT PART C-- CORE ASSESSMENT LPI Results (Synthesis of work to date) Week 6

See "Assignment" link -- "How to Submit" for instructions.

Put together everything you have so far in one document.  Online students will need to create an electronic file by scanning documents or typing the information beyond of the LPI printout in electronic form.  I prefer .pdf.  Your Microsoft program may allow you to save to .pdf through the print function, for example.  You may use txt, rft, pdf, or doc.  Your core assessment project needs the following:

  • Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to K & P definitions.  This element should contain all previously submitted work integrated together into a whole.

  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)

  • Plan and implementation.

  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures of your choice.

  • Completed Planner.

  • Completed Workbook.

  • References.

PART C LPI Results of all work to date.  Grading Rubric

Definition for "Exceeds Expectations"

Definition for "Meets Expectations

"Does Not Meet Expectations" requires revision for mastery.

Criteria

Score

I. Cognitive Skills

 Outcomes 1 & 2

  1. Analyze LPI from 20 others and self

  2. Complete and synthesize 10-12 measures from Hackman and Johnson.

  3. Complete all planner documentation.

  4. Complete all workbook documentation.

  1. Measure current exemplary leadership attitudes, knowledge, skills, and values through self-analysis and feedback from others through a self and 20 other measures.

  2. Contains the following items:

  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)

  • Plan and implementation.

  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures of your choice.

  • Completed Planner.

  • Completed Workbook.

  • References.


 

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

or

Lacks all required elements of the project.

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

II. Technical or Professional  skills

Outcomes 2-7

  

  1. Apply communication and leadership research to personal and professional life employed over one month.

  1. Write a technically correct report using APA style, which demonstrates mastery of course learning outcomes.

  2. Provide a presentation reflecting on exemplary leadership.

  3. Submit report on time in dropbox in electronic format is .pdf, .doc, .rtf, or .txt.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

III.  Professional Disposition

Outcomes 3 & 4

  1. Gear plan to the results of the measures used.

  2. After analyzing the inventories, create plan to change 30 specific behaviors  leadership and communication skills.

  1. Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to K & P definitions.

  2. Create and implement a plan to change leadership behavior by building on strengths and skill building to respond to needs.

  3. Analyze the effectiveness of exemplary leadership practices.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

IV.  Exemplary Leadership Skills of Kouzes and Posner Model

Outcomes 5, 6, 7

  1. Demonstrate implementation of change, which improved 12 communication and leadership behaviors.

  1. Conduct, read, analyze, evaluate, and apply research-based theories and principles of exemplary leadership, organizational culture, decision-making.

  2. Collaborate with others in the measurement, planning, and analysis of exemplary leadership knowledge, skills, and values.

  3. Anticipate ethical or communication issues of leadership and followership across cultures.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

Grading:
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Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late policy example: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Example expectations: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
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Quick Overview

Read / Review this week's course materials before going to the discussion board. 

Online students Because links constantly move, I recommend using a video search engine to find the video or a comparable one you can discuss.

Preparation

Come to the discussion board prepared!

Participation Assignments

 

LPI Reports Due (Core Assessment)

Onground Students:  Hardcopy due at beginning of class.

 

Online Students:  See  "Assignments," link lower left of eCollege screen.  "How to Submit" Submit by Sunday

Week 1

Measurement

Week 1 Readings:

__ If you have your books, (a) read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Chapter 2 Leadership and Followership Communication Styles, (b) begin the Bryce book on Enron, and (c) skim the Kouzes and Posner materials. 

Smartest Guys in the Room.    This research based film about Enron will help clarify the complicated years of the company’s destruction and bring to life the key people involved.  You can rent it from your local library for free or your local video store.  Take notes and you’ll have enough information to talk about Enron all term.

You may be able to find this film online, click here

 

 

 

__ Obtain and begin to complete leadership measure for your core assessment (Self).

__ Distribute and collect 20 Observer Inventories about you from other people. 

 

__ Begin this assignment immediately!  Make an appointment with someone who is an exemplary leader.  Interview the person (use a structured interview), then observe the person in an active leadership role.  Assignment details, click here.  Due Week 3.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.


Week 2

 

5 Principles

Week 2 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 1 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 3 Traits, Situational, and Functional Leadership and Chapter 4 Transformational and Charismatic Leadership
__ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 1-10.

Andy Grove (Intel) is known for his leadership through adaptation and change.  Find, watch, and discuss a video with him on the Internet.  You may be able to access this one on iinnovate, click here.

__ Conduct leadership interview and observation this week, which you will submit and present week 3.
 

__ ASAP enter the information into the LPI software, look at your printout, and begin your plan for change.

__ Begin communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson.  Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

Discuss / Post for first two weeks must be completed by Sunday of week 2.  Access will close at midnight.

If you have not obtained all the course materials, including the LPI Software, Planner, and Workbook by this date, you need to make arrangements with the course professor on how to proceed.

Week 3

Model the Way

Week 3 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 11-20.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 5 Leadership and Power and Chapter 6 Leadership and Influence

 

View and discuss Enron, Skilling, or Martha Stewart. Charlie Rose, click here.

__ Work on LPI analysis, workbook, planning.

__ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson.


 

 

__ Submit executive summary of Exemplary Leader Interview, Observation Due Week 3

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.


Week 4

Inspire a Vision

Week 4 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 21-30.
__ Read
or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 7 Leadership in Groups and Teams and Chapter 8 Leadership in Organizations

lE-Dreams:  Kozmo.com

 

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

__ Submit LPI Software Printout in Electronic Form.  This assignments is required before proceeding in this course.

Week 5

Challenge the Process

Week 5 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 4 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

__ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 31-40.
__ Read
or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 9 Public Leadership, and Chapter 10 Leadership and Diversity

View and discuss Secretary McNamara's leadership of Fog of War

Making mistakes.

Charlie Rose Interview.

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

__ Submit LPI Plan.

Week 6

Enable Others to Act

Week 6 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 5 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read
or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 11 Ethical Leadership and Followership
__Read and discuss Bryce chapters 41-52.

View a video and discuss Trump's leadership in real estate and entertainment. How does he enable others to act?

Donald Trump

 

Apprentice



 

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Review final exam study guide.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

__ LPI Core Assessment Due

1. Narrative overview.
2. LPI Printout in Electronic Form.
3. Plan and implementation.
4. Synthesis of Hackman and Johnson measures
5. Completed Planner.
6. Completed Workbook.
7. References

Week 7

Encourage the Heart

Week 7 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6 and 7 work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read
or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 12

Discuss the leadership of Gate or Buffet or the two working together.  View  Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Go to School or

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet

Revise your core assessment if needed.

 

__ Prepare reflection presentation:  Review course learning outcomes and practice an oral explanation of how you demonstrated that you met each outcome. 

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students if needed for extra credit.


Week 8

Everyone as Leader

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

N/A


__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students if needed for extra credit.

__ Reflection.  Present course and LPI reflection on how you measure up to the Kouzes and Posner leadership model. Use all 8 weeks to work, so do not submit early!

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