Leadership: Connecting with Others and Self Leadership – LEAD 122

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is part one in a course sequence initiated for the study of servant leadership.  The course focuses on introduction to leadership skills, attitudes, and practices, particularly connecting with others and self-leadership skills.  Special emphasis is placed on biblical perspectives and practices in leadership.

Prerequisites:

Rationale

There are various leadership principles, skills, and values necessary in order to develop effectively in one’s growth as an influential leader. This course delivers instruction in those areas, as well as accountability in developing self-reflection and application of leadership knowledge. A major focus of this course is assisting in the building of helpful relationships with others and the development of self-leadership in one’s practice and growth as a person of positive influence.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Initiate and contribute to the development of skills necessary to connect with others.
  2. Examine how to incorporate a Christian worldview into one’s leadership beliefs and practices.
  3. Discuss key beliefs about leadership and personal experiences in connecting with others.
  4. Discuss key heart attitudes necessary for successful self-leadership.
  5. Assess his/her strengths and weaknesses in developing self-leadership skills.
  6. Name and explain important leadership traits and skills as portrayed by select images.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 3 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 50 words.

Structured Reading Guides (2)

The student will complete 2 Structured Reading Guides, leading him/her through the assigned readings for each of the  assigned modules/weeks. The student must answer each question in the structured reading guide thoroughly and submit the completed guide.

Autobiography

The student will complete a 2-page autobiography detailing significant events throughout his/her life, and tying in leadership principles that he/she learned from each event. The autobiography must follow the exact instructions outlined in Blackboard.

7 Habits Paper

The student will write a paper on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The paper must be 8 paragraphs, highlighting 3 habits the student believes to be the most beneficial to himself/herself personally.

Reflection Paper

The student will write a 7-paragraph reflective essay that will identify the 5 principles found to be most helpful in the student’s self-development as a leader.

Vision Map

The student will create a Vision Map based upon specific required categories. The student will answer questions based on the assigned Reading & Study items and use the provided template to create a personal Vision Map.

Habitude Tests (2)

The student will take 2 Habitudes tests in this course upon completion of reading the assigned course textbooks. Each test will be open-book/open-notes, contain 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.