MGS524 - Effective Leadership

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Subject Title
Effective Leadership

Subject Description
To attain business and personal success, we need to understand who we are and how we affect others. What traits, competencies and behaviour will help motivate team members? How can change be facilitated within the organization?  To assist in this challenge, students will explore leadership through theory, application and skill development.  Students will develop personal effectiveness skills that will assist them in their group and leadership roles. Through projects, exercises, self and peer assessment/evaluations, participants will clarify and develop their current leadership skills. Students will be assigned a Leadership Coach.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define, analyze and apply leadership theories to case studies.
  2. Compare and contrast various communication modes as a leader in team and organizational structures.
  3. Compare the differences between a group and a team. Identify the six characteristics of effective teams through in-class assignments.
  4. Explain the leader's role in creating a culture that supports diversity and the creation of a learning organization.
  5. Explain and assess the importance of negotiation and conflict, influencing tactics, and power and politics through case studies and role-playing.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.