3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Course #
PPHA 37420
Fall 2018

Fundamentals of Leadership explores the nature and challenge of leadership in a wide variety of settings and for a wide range of purposes. It reviews classical thinking on leadership; compares analytical perspectives on leadership; defines leadership and management and explains why both are necessary and important, how they differ and how they resemble each other; sheds light on the ambiguity and confusion around leadership and tyranny; looks at successful leadership in dozens of contexts; offers a multi-stage process for understanding and planning the work of leadership; exposes numerous myths and misconceptions around leadership; finds the kinetic energy of leadership in clear, coherent, credible, consistent, and compelling communication; examines the similarities and differences between the kinds of communication that support leadership and the kinds of communication that support management, and considers the emotional intelligence required for exceptional, service-oriented leadership. On successfully completing this course, students will have a foundational mastery of the subject.