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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 2008 DL

Faculty

Dr. J. E. Aitken

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6785

E-Mail

joan.aitken@park.edu

Web Page

http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Textbook for Dr. Aitken's Course

Please obtain your required textbooks, skim the book, and read chapters one and two to begin.  Used copies and student sharing should work fine.

1.  Kouzes LEADERSHIP PRACTICES INVENTORY.  Required Leadership Assessment Inventory you will complete.  No substitutions in Dr. Aitken's course.  You will need:

 

The Leadership Challenge, 3rd or 4th (hardback or softback) Edition  by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.  Jossey-Bass
•  ISBN-10: 0787984914
•  ISBN-13: 978-0787984915

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI): Self Participant's Workbook with Self Insert (Package), One 120 page Participant's Workbook plus a 4 page Self Insert (The Leadership Practices Inventory) (Paperback)
by James M. Kouzes 
•  ISBN-10: 0787956562
•  ISBN-13: 978-0787956561

Leadership Development Planner , 3rd Edition by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.  Jossey-Bass
•  ISBN-10: 0787945684
•  ISBN-13: 978-0787945688

The Leadership Practices Inventory - Scoring Software Rev 2e CD (CD-ROM)
by JM Kouzes (Author) •  Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley; 2nd ed edition (November 21, 2000)
•  ISBN-10: 0787954128
•  ISBN-13: 978-0787954123

The least expensive way to purchase may be through 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 you cannot find the workbook and planner, you'll need to figure out an alternative way to do comparable reflection activities.

 

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. 

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Recommended for Dr. Aitken's Course:

 

3.  ENRON ETHICS CASE STUDY.  Please view a documentary or read about Enron.  Suggested sources are as follows:

 

Smartest Guys in the Room Video

 

OR

Bryce, R.  (2004).  Pipe dreams:  Greed, ego, and the death of Enron.  New York:  PublicAffairs.  If you've read that one, try Smartest Guys in the Room.  You can find documentary films and factual books about Enron at your library in the event you decide not to buy this book. 

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Course Description:
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 1940's and concluding with current methods. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
 http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#PHILOSOPHY

Class Assessment:

ASSIGNMENT WEIGHT (See eCollege gradebook for updates)

See exact weight for Dr. Aitken's course in eCollege gradebook.  Without submitting a draft on the original due date, you cannot revise that assignment.  You cannot submit any assignment for a grade after the Friday of the eighth week.  Typically, there are no incompletes.

 

50% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):

  • Hackman & Johnson Measures (Written) 6

  • LPI printout  (Written) 5

  • LPI plan (Written)  5

  • LPI synthesis of results (Written) 24

  • Reflection (Oral Presentation for onground class).  Extra credit canNOT be used to replace this assignment.)  10

40% Participation - Learning Activities:

  • Exemplary Leader Interview summary and oral presentation  10

  • Weekly quiz, knowledge question presentation, online discussion, and class participation (includes film presentation about leadership 5  for onground students).  30

10% Final exam

 

Extra credit participation:  5 points (week 7- 8).

Grading:

 http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#GRADING_&_ASSIGNMENTS0

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 Course Expectations & Guidelines for Students, click here.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Quick Overview

Read / Review the course handout or Reading Summary materials before the class meeting or discussion board. 

Onground Class Videos

 

Online students may want to check these out from the library and post comments in the discussion board.

Preparation

 

Come to class or discussion board prepared each week!

Participation Assignments

 

LPI Reports Due (Core Assessment)

 

Onground due as hardcopy at beginning of class meeting.  Online submit in eCollege by Sunday

 

Week 1

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. 

 

 

For onground course, after first class meeting, begin work on your Leadership Inventory. 

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

__ Distribute and collect 10-20 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.

__ Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

Week 2

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.

The human face:  Masks, emotions, identity. 

 

Leadership Stories:  Grove, CEO Intel

__ 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.

 

 

Week 3

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

 

Martha Stewart

__ Work on LPI analysis, workbook, planning.

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


 

 

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

__ Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

 

Week 4

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.

 

__ Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

__ Submit LPI Printout.

Week 5

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

Fog of War

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

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

 

__ Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

__ Submit LPI Plan.

Week 6

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.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Go to School



 

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Review final exam study guide.

__ Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

 

__ LPI Results--synthesis of work to date--due.

Week 7

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

Donald Trump

 

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. 

__ Quiz

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

 

 

Week 8

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

N/A

 

__ Quiz

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

 

__ 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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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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


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 in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28

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Last Updated:12/18/2007 6:43:06 AM