1 Introduction and Overview Set the baseline. What understanding of leaders and leadership have each of us already acquired?

Brief overview of the theories and themes in this course
2 Leadership Frameworks Trait Theory

Distributed Leadership Model

Brief Discussion of Action Plans

Leadership Traits Role Play
Kouzes, James and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002, pp. 13-22, 25.

Goleman, Daniel. "What Makes a Leader." Harvard Business Review (November-December 1998): 93-102.

Ancona, Deborah. "Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty." Managing for the Future - Organizational Behavior and Processes, Instr. Manual. 2nd ed. South-Western College Publishing, 1999, pp. 1-21.

Welch, Jack. "Four E's (a Jolly Good Fellow)." The Wall Street Journal, Friday, January 23, 2004.

Tischler, Linda. "IBM's Management Makeover." Fast Company (November 2004): 112-3.
3 Communication

Different Communication Styles and Structures

Giving Good Feedback: How to be a Good Coach

Journal Entries

Distributed Leadership Assessment Results

Giving/Receiving Feedback Role Play

Caproni, Paula. The Practical Coach: Management Skills for Everyday Life. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001, Chapter 4.

Optional Reading: Kroeger, Otto with Thuesen, Janet and Rutledge, Hile.  Type Talk at Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine your Success on the Job.  New York: Tilden Press, 2002.

4 Situational Leadership Explore Leadership Types

Journal Entries

Situational Role Play
Goleman, Daniel. "Leadership that Gets Results." Harvard Business Review (March-April 2000): 78-90.
5 Influencing Others Leading without Authority

Journal Entries

Leading from Any Chair Role Play

Zander, Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander. "Leading from Any Chair." In The Art of Possibility. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000, pp. 66-77. 

Optional Reading:  Heifetz, Ronald.  Leadership without East Answers.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1994.  Chaps 8, 9.

6 Decision-making Decision-making Models

Decision-making Styles

Recommendations for Changes to this Course

Decision-making Role Play

Brief Summary of Results of Action Plans
Williams, Gary and Robert Miller. "Change the Way You Persuade." Harvard Business Review (May 2002): 64-73.