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Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Students will study leadership theories, skills and practices necessary for effectiveness in varied entrepreneurial settings, including private businesses, corporations, not-for profit organizations, and social movements.
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By the end of this course unit students should be able to:
  • Identify and describe major leadership theories and the researchers associated with those theories;
  • Describe the behaviors of effective leaders in a variety of situations;
  • Discover the personal, behavioral and situational factors in a leadership situation that lead to success or failure;
  • Use self-assessment tools to evaluate their own level of leadership development;
  • Identify the skills of effective leaders;
  • Create a leadership product that demonstrates the level of the student’s awareness of entrepreneurial leadership principles.

Course Content : The Nature and Importance of Leadership; Traits, Motives,and

Characteristics of Leaders; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Leadership Behaviors, Attitudes, and Styles; Contingency and Situational Leadership; Leadership Ethics and Social Responsibility; Power, Politics, and Leadership; Influence Tactics of Leaders; Developing Teamwork; Motivation and Coaching Skills; Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, case studies, videos and presentations to monitor the performances of each team

Scheme of Evaluation:

Assignments, presentations, case studies, and end semester examination.

The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: DuBrin, Anthony J. Leadership: Research Findings, Practice and Skills, 6th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ©2010.  ISBN: 978-0-547-14396-5

Avery, G. C. (2004). Understanding leadership: Paradigms and cases. London:SAGE Publications.

Kuratko, D. F. (2007). Entrepreneurial leadership in the 21st century. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 13(4), 1-11.

Swiercz, P. M., & Lydon, S. R. (2002). Entrepreneurial leadership in high-tech firms: A field study. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 23(7), 380-389.