This course is designed to provide students with a theory- and research-based, integrative, hands-on, and practical view of leadership. The many debates and controversies within the field of leadership are presented with an emphasis on integration of the concepts and distilling useful and practical concepts from each theory while taking a cross-cultural perspective.
The topics include defining leadership, early and contemporary concepts of leadership, leading teams, leading change, and developing leaders. Ultimately, this course encourages students to apply what they learn to their own development and into their current organizations. The course will also integrate the main functions of the effective leader such as planning, control and motivation.