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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

S1P 2010 DL

Faculty

Dr. J. E. Aitken

Title

Professor, Arts and Communication

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Michigan State U, Communication Theory
M.A. University of Missouri - Kansas City, Curriculum & Leadership.
M.A. Speech, Ed.D. Administration, University of Arkansas

Office Location

229 Copley--Local students are welcome to work face-to-face in this course.

Office Hours

By appointment.  

Daytime Phone

816-584-6785  My home phone is at the bottom of my email signature.

E-Mail

joan.aitken@park.edu

Web Page

http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-Deluxe Facilitator's Guide Pkg
3rd Edition (Loose-leaf, with CD-ROM Scoring Software, Self/Observer, Workbk, Planner & Leadership Challenge book, 4th Edition)
by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
September 2007, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-470-25943-6
 
APA (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Online learning help http://onlineacademics.org/Grad/Online.html

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 for the measures it contains. 

 

ENRON ETHICS CASE STUDY.   

ENRON:  Smartest Guys in the Room Video or DVD.

OR

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

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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:

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.

 

 


EXAMPLE 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.


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:

Grades are typically in eCollege or eCompanion: http://parkonline.org/ 
Example grading scale http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#GRADING_&_ASSIGNMENTS0

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Be on time.  According to your professor, a late core assessment project may have grade docked, cannot be revised, and require an additional assignment.  Late policy example: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Ethics expectations: http://onlineacademics.org/Grad/Ethics.htm

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Example Tentative Schedule

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

IN ADVANCE

 

Come to discussion prepared!

Weekly 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. 

Week 1

Measurement

Week 1 Readings:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ If you have your books, read APA and skim the Kouzes and Posner materials. 

 

READ and KNOW American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Requirements for this program:

Expectations of ethical behaviors pp. 11-20.
Compliance checklist p. 20.
Complying With Ethical, Legal, and Policy Requirements, p. 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism, pp. 16, 29, 170.
 

 

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. You may be able to find it on YouTube Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

 

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).  If possible, observe the person in an active leadership role. 

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

Week 2

 

5 Principles

 

Week 2 Readings:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 1 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

 

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.

__ 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:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

 

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

 

Week 4

 

Inspire a Vision

Week 4 Readings:

 

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

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

IMPORTANT

Make sure you have 10-20 people complete the LPI.  LeadershipMeasureOther.pdf Enter the data, run it, and submit LPI Software Printout or summary. 

 

This assignments is required before proceeding in this course.

Week 5

 

Challenge the Process

Week 5 Readings:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

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

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

__ Submit LPI Plan.

Week 6

 

Enable Others to Act

Week 6 Readings:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 5 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

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

Electronic Version Due

__ LPI Core Project

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:

 

Week's Lecture.

 

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6 and 7 work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
 

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

Hardcopy version of LPI Core Assessment Due by Tuesday, 3 PM in CO 229.

Department of Arts & Communication, 229 Copley, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Park University, Parkville, MO 64152

Week 8

 

Everyone as Leader

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

N/A

 

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion

__ 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!

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32


Academic Honesty and Plagiarism:

Use your own words in everything. If the idea is someone else's, cite and reference the source of information.  In the rare case you use someone else's words, use quotation marks, and cite, and reference in APA style.  

Any student who duplicates content--as identified by Turnitin software--without direct quotation marks and APA compliance should expect an "F."

READ and KNOW American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Requirements for this program:

Expectations of ethical behaviors pp. 11-20.
Compliance checklist p. 20.
Complying With Ethical, Legal, and Policy Requirements, p. 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism, pp. 16, 29, 170.

For additional information about ethical expectations, see http://onlineacademics.org/Grad/Ethics.htm

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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