LED610 - Leadership - Going from Good to Great

Outline info
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Subject Title
Leadership - Going from Good to Great

Subject Description
This subject is designed to develop the student's self-management competencies towards improving performance in the personal, professional, business, entrepreneurial, artistic and competitive sport worlds. It is ideally suited for students who have a desire to create, build, develop, grow, or achieve greater success in some capacity. Individuals who demonstrate levels of peak performance in business and in sports follow a similar set of mental processes that allow them to produce consistently superior results. Students enrolled in this subject should be prepared to actively engage and explore these concepts in and out of the classroom setting. Competency at a minimum of grade 12 English is required to be successful.

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

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 self-management principles through their application in everyday situations;

2. Define specific objectives and action plans, and determine the priorities necessary for their actions to achieve those objectives;

3. Utilize the appropriate strategies to monitor, assess, and adapt personal action plans to address the performance challenges that may impact achieving their objectives;

4. Use the principals of self-management to determine and address their individual skills gaps by developing and applying a day-to-day strategy for continued learning, personal growth and performance improvement;

5. Model the self-management principles by integrating them into their everyday life and work, thereby creating an environment that encourages others to develop their own capacity for personal growth;

6. Demonstrate self-confidence, perseverance and determination when using individual strengths to accelerate performance and deal with challenges and obstacles;

7. Maximize growth and performance by creating a personal value relationship between time, effort and results;

8. Demonstrate the capacity to self-assess strengths, challenges and growth opportunities and integrate them into daily goals and objectives and adapt to both internal and external influences accordingly;

9. Apply the concepts of balanced success towards stress reduction and to enhance overall personal and professional well-being;

10. Recognize and deal with the distractive influences of others by using motivation, behaviour and interpersonal communication strategies;

11. Use the self-management and performance strategies to motivate and coach others towards moving in a direction that provides them the opportunity for positive change in their own world.

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 science of self-management:

  •     Performance principles
  •     Research findings on performance
  •     Scientific principles of performance
The psychology of self-management:
  •     The "Self-concepts" of peak performance
  •     Internal skills for performance success
  •     External skills for performance success

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: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Edition: Current
Author: Steven R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743269513
Title: Good to Great
Edition: Current
Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780066620992

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.

Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso