Foundations of Leadership [2023]

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Course Author(s)

Dr. Robert England - Professor of Criminal Justice

Course Summary

Section 1: What Is Leadership and What Does a Leader Look Like?   

Learn the basic foundations of leadership.  Explore leadership definitions and take part in a brief discussion of leadership versus management.  Examine leadership traits and several leadership “types” in detail. Also learn about leadership personalities and how leadership assessments are a tool to better develop personal leadership.

Section 2: Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership: Leadership Is Developed

Explore the building blocks of leadership, including: 

  • Influence—Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.
  • Priorities—Leaders are challenged each day to set top priorities. 
  • Integrity—Integrity is hard-won, builds trust, and sets high standards.
  • Change—The one constant is change.  How we adapt as leaders determines how we handle change.
  • People—We can’t do leadership alone; it takes a great people and a better team on the same mission.
  • Vision—Leaders cast the proper vision and set the navigation standards for people to get there.
  • Self-discipline—The hardest person to lead is yourself.  Leaders must take personal responsibility.    

Section 3: Leadership Is Developed Daily, But Not In a Day

Listen to a detailed discussion of personal leadership development.  Explore different tools, techniques, assessments, and personal challenges to improve leadership.

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 - Foundations of Leadership

    • What is Leadership and What Does a Leader Look Like?
    • Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership: Leadership is Developed
    • Leadership is Developed Daily, But Not in a Day
    • 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell
    • Insights on the 5 Levels of Leadership
    • The Prime Ingredient: Integrity
    • The Indispensable Quality: Vision
    • Assessment