CA670 Measuring Leadership

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CA 670 Measuring Leadership


S1P 2012 DL


Dr. J. E. Aitken


Professor, Communication and Leadership


Doctorate in Communication and Higher Education
MA in Speech;  MA in Curriculum and Leadership

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This package has availability problems.  You may want to use the online version or just wait until the class begins, so I can make recommendations.
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

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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:


Class Assessment:

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

See eCollege for assignments and grading (gradebook).



Grades are typically in eCollege or eCompanion: 

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 and guidelines for students:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Example general expectations:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 See eCollege for Updated Schedule

Tentative Example 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.




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


Week 1 Readings:


Week's Lecture.


__ If you have your books, 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. 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.




__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

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

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion


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




__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Review final exam study guide.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion


__ 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 postmarked by Tuesday, 3 PM in 2510 New Castle Ct., Clermont, FL 34711

Week 8


Everyone as Leader

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.



__ 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21


Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21

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

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Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 25

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