LED600 - Adaptive Leadership In Action

Outline info
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Subject Title
Adaptive Leadership In Action

Subject Description
This subject is designed to develop the student's individual, organizational and team leadership competencies in order to become more effective leaders in the dynamic business environments of their professional fields. It is ideally suited for students who are currently in leadership roles with some management experience, or for those who have a strong desire to be in future leadership roles. English competency at a minimum of grade 12 is required to be successful.

This highly interactive subject uses experiential learning activities, group case studies and analysis, scenario based problem-solving activities, interactive lectures, hands on role-plays, extensive classroom discussions, the creation and use of a personal leadership development plan (supported by coaching, mentoring and reflective journaling) and the preparation and presentation of a discussion paper on leadership. Through these various activities, the students will explore effective leadership skills from both a theoretical and practical perspective in order to apply them effectively in their personal and professional lives.

Credit Status
One full credit.

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

1. Demonstrate awareness of the various leadership theories and styles through their application in everyday situations;
2. Identify and apply the appropriate leadership styles in order to assess, evaluate and deal with the complex challenges that require action from the individual, organization or team;
3. Apply the principals of adaptive leadership to determine and address the skill requirements of team members and direct them towards individual performance improvement and growth;
4. Model the adaptive leadership principals, integrating them into everyday life and work, by creating an environment that encourages individual and teamwork development and co-operation targeted at achieving a common objective;
5. Motivate others to appreciate and apply the adaptive leadership principals;
6. Demonstrate ethical, legal, and socially acceptable behavior and management practices;
7. Identify individual challenges within a team and demonstrate the leadership skills required to address those challenges in a positive and constructive manner;
8. Demonstrate initiative and proactive thinking in your everyday world, and outside your workplace in a manner that goes beyond your traditional duties or role;
9. Apply the principals of adaptive leadership to identify and address personal skill requirements for growth through continuous learning.

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.

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.


Topic Outline

  •     The nature of leadership
  •     The principles of leadership
  •     Leadership models and theories
  •     Leadership styles
  •     Ethical and social leadership responsibilities
  •     Influence strategies for leaders
  •     Leadership, performance and teamwork
  •     Leadership creativity, innovation and problem solving
  •     Communication and presentation skills for leaders
  •     Leadership and cultural considerations

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts

Title: Leadership
Author: Dubrin, Andrew
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Edition: 8th
ISBN: 9781285866369

*** Textbook edition revised to 8th and new for Summer 2018 *** 

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:   http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Mid-Term Test 20%
Case Studies, group activities, assignments,
personal development plan activities and reports
Discussion paper and presentation 20%
Final Exam 20%

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso