MISC 503 Virtues of Ethical Leadership

Exploration of biblical stewardship for the shaping of ethical leaders.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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This course will equip students not only to lead in ways that are effective, but with a picture of leading that includes humble, crucicentric leadership with a focus on the shepherd leader motif. 


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Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to post one thread of at least 400 words and two replies of at least 200 words to two classmates’ threads. (CLOs: A, B, C, D).

Leadership Principles Assignment

The life of Peter the Apostle is full of lessons that can be applied to a variety of leadership cases and contexts. For this assignment, the student will reflect on the life and lessons of Peter and then apply these lessons to his/her leadership calling. The essay must be 1,200 words on the leadership observations from the life of Peter. (CLOs: A, C).

Leadership Practice Assignment

The Leadership Challenge is one of the most widely read leadership books of the last decade. The practices herein will equip leaders to think strategically about their tasks of leadership. The student will write a 1,200-word essay on the practices of leadership. (CLOs: C, D).

Leadership Postures Assignment

The two most common pictures of leadership in scripture are that of the shepherd and servant. Both of these pictures provide insight into the postures for Christian leadership. Here the student will explore both pictures as the student consider how they are employed for leading. The student will write a 1,200-word essay on these two leadership motifs. (CLOs: B, C, D).

Shepherd Leader Analysis Assignment

This paper will require the student to analyze the biography of General Harold K. Johnson and the biblical motif of the Shepherd leader. For this assignment, the student will write a 1,500-word paper comparing the leadership (principles, practices, postures, and person) of General Harold K. Johnson with what the student has learned throughout this course regarding shepherd leadership. (CLOs: A, B, C, D).


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