BMT855 - Leadership for Managers

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Subject Title
Leadership for Managers

Subject Description
In this course, three themes of leadership will be explored:  the personal side of leadership, the evolution of leadership theory, and the social side of leadership.  For each, a variety of experiential learning techniques including personal reflection, simulations, and problem-solving will engage the students as theory is introduced.  Students will develop personal effectiveness skills that will assist them in their group and leadership roles.

Credit Status
Once credit.

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

  1. Review key theories of organization behaviour and the psychology of leadership.
  2. Explain the evolution of leadership theory.
  3. Describe and discuss the various leadership approaches and styles including their strengths and weaknesses for various situations.
  4. Choose appropriate leadership strategies to successfully work with diverse teams and groups and within diverse situations.
  5. Explain their own personal traits, behaviours and values as they relate to being a leader and a follower.
  6. Review and describe the theories of emotional intelligence and their application in motivating teams and individuals in the workplace.
  7. Discuss the challlenges of providing effective leadership in times of economic change.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.