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					                                                         Delaware Technical & Community College
                                                         Georgetown ■ Dover ■ Stanton ■ Wilmington



                   DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                2009-51


Collegewide:             Owens, Terry, Wilmington


Department:              Entrepreneurship
Course Number and        ENT220
Title:                   Leadership

Instructor Name:

Prerequisite:            ENT 103, ENT210, ENG124

Course Credits and       3 Credits
Hours:                   3 Lecture hours/week
                         0 Lab hours/week

Course Description:      Leadership determines the success of the business
                         venture. This course explores the characteristics of
                         inspirational leaders. It emphasizes the development of
                         leadership skills, which motivates others to implement the
                         entrepreneur’s vision. Leadership strategies and
                         management techniques that promote business success
                         are emphasized.

Required Text(s):        Leadership, Dubrin, Houghton-Mifflin, 5th edition
Additional Materials:

Method of Instruction:   Classroom, Online


Disclaimer:
Core Curriculum Competencies

The graduate will be able to:

   1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
   2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
   3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
   4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
   5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use
      information effectively.
   6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
   7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.


Program Graduate Competencies

   1.   Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership characteristics.
   2.   Conduct market analysis and opportunity assessment.
   3.   Perform risk assessment and select risk management strategies.
   4.   Articulate a business vision and plan that demonstrates value to the marketplace
        and the investor.
   5.   Plan capital formation to fund business start-up and operation.
   6.   Utilize effective marketing, advertising, and customer strategies.
   7.   Integrate personal, professional, ethical and legal standards into business
        decision-making.
   8.   Transform innovation into a product or service with sustainable commercial
        potential.

Core Performance Objectives

Upon completing Inspirational Leadership, the ship should be able to:

   1. Analyze the nature and importance of between leadership and management.
      (CCC-1, 3, 4; PGC-1, 7)

   2. Illustrate the influence leaders can and should have on others, traits motives and
      characteristics of leaders. (CCC-1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC-1, 7)

   3. Compare charismatic and transformational, contingency and situational
      leadership. (CCC-1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC-1, 7)

   4. Differentiate between contingency and situational leadership. (CCC-1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
      PGC-1, 7)

   5. Analyze leadership behaviors, attitudes and styles. (CCC-1, 2, 4, 5; PGC-1, 7)
   6. Examine leadership ethics and social responsibility. (CCC-1, 2, 4, 5; PGC-1, 7)

   7. Interpret the influence, tactics, strategy and power of leaders. (CC-1, 2, 4, 5;
      PGC-1, 7)

   8. Apply communication and conflict resolution skills in terms of leaders resolving
      differences. (CCC-1, 2, 4, 5; PGC-1, 7)

   9. Demonstrate leadership concepts and theories in entrepreneurship. (CCC-1, 2,
      4, 5; PGC-1, 7)

Measurable Performance Objectives

1. Analyze the nature and importance of between leadership and management.
   1.1. Explain the meaning of leadership and how it differs from management.
   1.2. Describe how leadership influences organizational performance.
   1.3. Identify several important leadership roles.
   1.4. Illustrate the meaning of group effectiveness.
   1.5. Describe the qualities of effective followers.
   1.6. Discuss the collaboration between leaders and followers.

2. Illustrate the traits, motives and characteristics of leaders.
   2.1. Interpret the personality traits and motives of effective leaders.
   2.2. Examine leadership styles using case studies based on task oriented attitudes
        and behaviors.
   2.3. Describe how emotional intelligence contributes to effective leadership.
   2.4. Identify key motives that contribute to leadership effectiveness.
   2.5. Understand personal leadership characteristics using self assessment tools.

3. Compare charismatic and transformational, contingency and situational leadership.
   3.1. Understand the meaning and types of charisma leadership.
   3.2. Describe the traits and behaviors of charismatic leaders.
   3.3. Explain the communication style of charismatic leaders.
   3.4. Explain the nature of transformational leadership and how transformation takes
        place.
   3.5. Describe the attributes of transformational leaders.
   3.6. Illustrate the impact of transformational and charismatic leadership on
        performance.

4. Differentiate between contingency and situational leadership.
   4.1. Describe the contingency theory of leadership effectiveness.
   4.2. Explain the cognitive resource theory as a contingency approach.
   4.3. Explain the path-goal theory of leadership effectiveness.
   4.4. Interpret how situations influence the choice of leadership objectives.
   4.5. Use the normative decision model to determine the most appropriate decision-
        making style.
   4.6. Explain the basics of leadership during a crisis.

5. Analyze leadership behaviors, attitudes and styles.
   5.1. Identify the key leadership dimensions of initiating structure and consideration.
   5.2. Describe five task-oriented attitudes and behaviors.
   5.3. Describe five relationship-oriented attitudes and behaviors.
   5.4. Explain the 360 degree feedback method and how it is used to improve
        performance.
   5.5. Describe the autocratic and participative leadership styles.
   5.6. Apply the most appropriate leadership style.

6. Examine leadership ethics and social responsibility.
   6.1. Recognize key principles of ethical and moral leadership.
   6.2. Apply a guide to ethical decision making.
   6.3. Illustrate representative examples of unethical behavior by business leaders.
   6.4. Understand the factors contributing to ethical differences.
   6.5. Describe what leaders can do to foster an ethical and socially responsible
        organization.
   6.6. Explain the link between business ethics and organizational performance.

7. Interpret the influence, tactics, strategy and power of leaders.
   7.1. Recognize the various types of power.
   7.2. Identify tactics used to become an empowering leader.
   7.3. Discuss how to use delegation to support empowerment.
   7.4. Explain both ethical and unethical political tactics and strategies.

8. Apply communication and conflict resolution skills in terms of leaders resolving
   differences.
   8.1. Explain why good communication skills contribute to effective leadership.
   8.2. Discuss key features of power-oriented linguistic styles.
   8.3. List the basic principles of persuasion.
   8.4. Relate the elements of supportive communication.
   8.5. Identify basic approaches to resolving conflict and negotiating.
   8.6. Describe leader actions that foster teamwork.

9. Demonstrate leadership concepts and theories in entrepreneurship.
   9.1. Explain the nature of leadership in the entrepreneurial venture.
   9.2. Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership within the context of business mission
        and vision statements.
   9.3. Describe a process for evaluating the outcomes of leadership development
        efforts.
   9.4. Write a plan for achieving leadership in a business venture startup.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least
to the 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be
determined using the College Grading System:

      92 – 100      =     A
      83 – 91       =     B
      75 – 82       =     C
      0 – 74        =     R

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on Academic Standing
Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other
policies relevant to their academic progress.

				
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