CA 670 Measuring Leadership
S2P 2009 DL
McElroy, Diana Boyd
Part-time Instructor, Master of Arts in Communication & Leadership Program; Dean of Student Life
Ph.D. Adult and Higher Education AdministrationCertified Instructor, Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development StudiesM.Ed. Higher Education Administration
2nd Floor Thompson Student Center
Variable - days and evenings
March 16 – May 10, 2009
Textbook: 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. If I learn of another resource – I’ll let the students know.
2. Hackman, M. Z. & Johnson, C. E. (2004). Leadership: A communication perspective (4th ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. (ISBN 1577662849)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: http://www.jimcollins.com/ and additional websites/audio clips/video clips for discussion each week
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Educational Philosophy: Student/Teacher Responsibilities: As a graduate student it’s my expectation that you will accept responsibility for your role in this class – preparing in advance, reading with thought, completing assignments as outlined, and contributing to class discussions. My responsibility is to create a positive learning environment, provide interesting information and experiences, encourage you to develop your own perspective and expertise, and to challenge you. It takes work from both of us to make this a worthwhile experience. In addition, some of our discussions may be controversial and others in the “classroom” may disagree with you. While we each have a right to our own opinions, we must also be respectful of one another. Remember, this is an academic discussion; professionalism is the key. No personal attacks – just a lively interchange! It’s also important to provide documentation when possible – an academic link to “back-up” your perspective. As graduate students, it’s important to realize that your “feelings” are important, but providing academic references in support of your stance is essential! If discussions move out of the academic and someone makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately. Please send me an e-mail or give me a call when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. And, remember - It’s much more productive to have that discussion BEFORE the assignment is due!
40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):
50% Participation - Learning Activities (Discuss/Post):
10% Final exam 100 points (No proctor needed)
SUBMIT PART C-- CORE ASSESSMENT LPI Results (Synthesis of work to date) Week 6
Put together everything you have so far in one electronic file (scan documents as needed, plus Word or pdf documents)
Your core assessment project needs the following:
Grading: 40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Work: It’s my expectation that all course work will be submitted by the due date, by 5:00 pm CST. If you know you will not be able to participate during a particular period, please send me an e-mail in advance. Please plan ahead and start early. You must contact me and make arrangements 24 hours BEFORE the due date. All late work must be completed within one week of the original assignment unless special permission is granted. All late work will be penalized 10%.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be respectful of one another and engage in professional, educational discussions.
Quick Overview for Each Week
Read / Review this week's course materials before going to the discussion board.
Come to the discussion board prepared!
LPI Reports Due (Core Assessment)
See "Assignments" link in lower left of eCollege screen.
Week 1 Readings:
(a) read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Chapter 2 Leadership and Followership Communication Styles,
(b) Read chapters 1-3 of Collins book and (c) skim the Kouzes and Posner materials.
__ 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 online.
Due Week 3.
__ Self-Check Quiz
__ Discussion board for online students.
Jim Collins website: audio & discussion.
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 Chapters 4-6 of Collins Book
Begin Collins Project (details in “assignment” section.
__ 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
Discuss / Post for first two weeks must be completed by Sunday of week 2. Access will close at midnight.
Model the Way
Week 3 Readings:
__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read and discuss chapters 7-9 of Collins Book.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 5 Leadership and Power and Chapter 6 Leadership and Influence
__ 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
__ Discussion board for online students.
__Jim Collins website: audio & discussion.
Inspire a Vision
Week 4 Readings:
__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 7 Leadership in Groups and Teams and Chapter 8 Leadership in Organizations
__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.
__ Discussion board
__ Good to Great project: details in e-College.
__ Submit LPI Software Printout in Electronic Form. This assignments is required before proceeding in this course.
Challenge the Process
Week 5 Readings:
__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 4 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 9 Public Leadership, and Chapter 10 Leadership and Diversity
__ Finalize and submit Jim Collins Project – details on e-College.
__ Submit LPI Plan.
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
__ Review final exam study guide.
__ 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.
8. Project from Collins book.
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
_ Prepare reflection presentation: Review course learning outcomes and practice an oral explanation of how you demonstrated that you met each outcome.
Everyone as Leader
Week 8 Readings:
__ Course closure.
__ 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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