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Leadership & Management MGMT 310 D Textbook:

Leadership (by Art Padilla, Wiley, 2013, 1st ed. ISBN 978-0-470-90720-7, paperback). Also available in eBook form at:

Course Objectives:

This course has three distinct but related objectives. The first allows students to examine their personal strengths through a number of assessment tools and exercises. The second is to help students understand basic theories and philosophies about leadership and about leaders, followers, and the environments where they interact. This is accomplished through selected readings, case studies, and presentations by invited guest speakers. And the third involves a group interview with an established leader that synthesizes what students have learned regarding leadership.


There will be a mid-term exam worth 25 % and a final exam worth 15 % of your final grade. In addition, there will be group presentations worth 15 %; a written group report worth 25 %; class attendance, homework, and participation will be worth 20 %. Mid-term (February 27)……...………………… 25 % Final ………………………………………….......15 Group presentations………………………………15 Group interview reports (due April 10...)………. 25 Class attendance and homework…………………20

100 % Grades (with pluses and minuses) will be awarded as follows: A--90 to 100 final point average; B--80-89; C--70-79; D--60-69; NC--below 60. Your participation in class and your improvement may also be significant factors, up or down, in borderline cases. Groups and group interviews. Your group will be expected to interview someone (not a fellow student or a parent) you consider to be a leader and to prepare a written report about your findings and conclusions. Successful reports will contain an analysis of the individual’s achievements within the context of leadership topics discussed in class, as well as some insights gleaned from this person’s style and achievements that may be useful to you and other members of your group. The interview report is due April 10 (Wednesday), with no exceptions. A rough draft is due one week before, on April 3. Your group will also present your findings to the entire class during the last weeks of classes. Papers must meet certain minima:       

Your choice of a leader to interview must be approved by me before you begin. You are expected to select your subject early in the semester, before February 1. Papers must be carefully written and argued, with your conclusions and findings. Any paper that simply reports and describes will be returned for further work Acceptable papers will go beyond description and reach some conclusions and synthesis. You will be expected to turn in a draft ahead of time April 3. The typical group paper will be about 10 pages, double-spaced, 12-inch font, plus any references and appendices. It is not acceptable to cut-and-paste from the Internet or to search on Google and write up someone else’s work without proper citation. Any instances of plagiarism will be considered to be a violation of the Honor Code.

Student participation is important to the success of this class, and you should be prepared to participate fully and to study all assigned cases in a timely fashion. If you miss class, your participation grade is zero for the day. Repeated absences may be a factor in a failing grade.

All lectures and course materials for this class are copyrighted by the professor, Dr. Art Padilla. The lecture materials for this course are made available only for personal use by students and students may not distribute or reproduce the materials for commercial purposes without my express written consent. This policy does not prevent students from sharing notes on an individual basis for personal use. The copyright includes student notes or summaries that substantially reflect the lectures or materials. Students with disabilities should contact the instructor to request materials in alternative formats or to discuss any concerns about participating in this course. Blackboard will be used for communication and grading in this class. You can access Blackboard through I will also be utilizing Blackboard to email announcements and other relevant information whenever necessary so make sure you regularly check your account. Academic Integrity: Any time your name is on a turned-in paper for this course, you are asserting that it is your own work (except as otherwise indicated and permitted). If that is not the case, it is academic dishonesty. Regarding plagiarism, the source of any information you use must be reported using an appropriate citation format. Direct quotations must be indicated with quotation marks and page references. Please refer to the Code of Academic Integrity at:

Sample Course Syllabus for Padilla, Leadership 2

COURSE OUTLINE I. Self-Awareness and other skills       

Introduction: Concepts, characteristics, principles Big Five; 360 Locus Of Control; Tolerance for Ambiguity; Emotional Quotient; FIRO-B Listening Public speaking Creative problem solving Summary on self-awareness and midterm

(Readings and self-awareness tests will be provided or made available through the class Blackboard site). II.

Foundations of Leadership Leadership: Leaders, Followers, and Environments


Case studies: Henry V; Churchill, Lincoln, and King; Last King of Scotland


Group Presentations and Wrap-Up

Sample Course Syllabus for Padilla, Leadership 3

MGMT 310 D Day by day schedule and assignments Date

Topics & Assignments

January 9

First day of class; introduction to course

January 14 January 16

On leadership: Padilla, Chapter 2 Self-awareness and useful skills: Padilla, Chapter 3

Other assignment: Take Big Five, CSES, Tolerance of ambiguity, and locus of control tests. January 21 January 23

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-NO CLASS Self-awareness: Personality, Big Five, Core Self-evaluations

Other assignment: Take FIRO-B test; do 360-degree analysis January 28 January 30

Self-awareness: Attitude toward change--Ambiguity, Locus of Control, Optimism Self-awareness: Interpersonal orientations, FIRO-B

February 4 February 6

Self-awareness: Values, ethics, morals Self-awareness: Creativity

Other assignment: Watch YouTube speeches by Churchill and Martin Luther King February 11 February 13

Useful skills: Communication and Public speaking Case: Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King (and, in preparation for Valentine’s Day, watch YouTube video of Norah Jones singing Elvis’ Love Me Tender).

Other assignment: Watch Kenneth Branagh’s movie, Henry V February 18 February 20

Useful skills: Listening Useful skills: Conflict and negotiation

February 25 February 27

Creative problem solving Midterm exam

March 4 March 6

The leaders: Padilla, Chapter 4 The leaders, continued and Case: William Shakespeare’s Henry V

March 11 March 13

Spring break-NO CLASS Spring break-NO CLASS

March 18 March 20

Case: William Shakespeare’s Henry V and The followers: Padilla, Chapter 5 The followers, continued

Other assignment: Watch movie The Last King of Scotland Sample Course Syllabus for Padilla, Leadership 4

March 25 March 27

Case: Uganda’s Idi Amin and susceptible followers Case: Uganda’s Idi Amin and susceptible followers

April 1 April 3

The environments: Padilla, Chapter 6 The environments, continued

April 8 April 10

Guest speaker Guest speaker

April 15 April 17

Group meetings-NO CLASS Group meetings-NO CLASS

April 22 April 24

Leader interview presentations Leader interview presentations

April 29 May 1

Leader interview presentations Leader interview presentations and last day of class

Final Exam

Sample Course Syllabus for Padilla, Leadership 5

Sample Syllabus- Padilla, Leadership  

Sample Syllabus- Padilla, Leadership

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