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Foundations of Leadership Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Week 1: Leadership Foundations
Presenter: Peter DeLisle, PhD
1 Course Introduction
2 Leadership Effectiveness – Introduction
3 The Farm Gate
4 The Johari Window
5 Why Do People Do Things?
6 The Task/Relationship Paradigm
7 Guild Hall Model
8 The Skills Continuum
Week 2: Cognitive Problem Solving
Presenter: Peter DeLisle, PhD
9 Cognitive Problem Solving – Introduction
10 Cognitive Problem Solving Archetypes
11 KAI – Introduction
12 KAI – Interpretation
13 Cognitive Climates
14 Mental Models – Part 1
15 Mental Models – Part 2
16 Mental Models – Part 3
Week 3: Making Better Decisions at Work
Presenter: J. Michael Crant, PhD
17 Making Better Decisions at Work
18 Case Study - Carter Racing
19 Ideal vs. Actual Decision Making
20 Groupthink
21 Bias in Decision Making - Part 1
22 Bias in Decision Making - Part 2
23 Team Decision Making
24 Summary
Week 4: Leadership Styles
Presenter: Peter DeLisle, PhD
25 The Developmental Levels
26 Leadership Styles
27 LEAD
28 Frank Sullivan Case
29 Servant Leadership
Week 5: The Science of Transformation and Change
Presenter: Leo Flanagan, Jr., PhD
30 Science to Inform Judgment
31 Communication
32 Changing Behavior
33 Strategic Alignment
34 Customer Focus
35 Fact-Based Decisions
36 Leadership Behaviors
Week 6: Creativity and Innovation
Presenter: Leo Flanagan, Jr., PhD
37 Overview - New Business Innovation as a Disciplined Process
38 The Process of Innovation
39 The Environment of Innovation
40 Assessing Innovations
41 Developing Innovations
42 Execution of Innovation
43 Critical Factors of Innovation
44 Your Role in Innovation
Week 7: The Exceptional Presenter
Presenter: Timothy J. Koegel, MS
45 The Exceptional Presenter
46 The Importance of Presentation
47 Organizing Your Message
48 Posture
49 Gestures
50 Eye Contact
51 Props and Visual Aids
52 Voice
53 Engaging the Audience
54 Be Natural, Understand and Practice
Week 8: Empowerment Dynamics
Presenters: David Womeldorf, MS
Peter DeLisle, PhD
55 The Empowerment Dynamic - Introduction
56 The Dreaded Drama Triangle
57 The Dreaded Drama Triangle - Worksheet Responses
58 Primary Orientations
59 The Empowerment Dynamic
60 Dynamic Tensions - The Process of Creating Outcomes
61 The Choice Point
62 The Empowerment Dynamic - Conclusion
63 Course Summary