MGS524 - Effective Leadership

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Subject Title
Effective Leadership

Subject Description
To succeed in business and in our personal life, we need to understand who we are and how we affect others. What traits, competencies and behaviour will help you motivate team members? How can you facilitate change within the organization?To help you meet the challenge, you 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 full 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 6 characteristics of effective teams through in-class assignments.

4. Explain the leader's role in creating a culture that supports diversity and in creating a learning organization.

5. Explain and assess the importance of negotiation and conflict; influencing tactics; power and politics through case studies and role-plays.

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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.