Course Description

Especially for Gen Y'ers, born 1980 to1999, the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class.

Course Outline

Unit 1
Introduction to Leadership Principles
-What does it mean to be a good leader?
-The multiple approaches to leadership
-Models of leadership
-The critical need for Gen Y leadership
Unit 2
Recognizing your leadership style
-Leadership Traits Self Assessment
-Leadership Style Self Assessment
-Leadership Skills Self Assessment
-Task and Relationship Assessment
Unit 3
Leadership Special Concerns
-Handling Conflict in the Workplace
-Managing Out-group Employees
-Ethical Considerations
Unit 4
Cases in Leadership
-Case Study 1
-Case Study 2
-Self-reflection: What type of leader am I?

About Your Instructor:

 Constance Yates serves as facilitator of Business Administration for multiple colleges and universities across the United States. She received an MBA with specialization in Health Care Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion Indiana. Constance adheres to servant leadership approach to learning and ascribes to the belief that all individuals are capable of successful learning outcomes given the appropriate learning environment and support systems. Academic areas of expertise and interest include Human Resource Management, Healthcare consulting, and Six Sigma. Constance resides in the Missouri Ozarks and enjoys fishing the area’s reservoirs in search of the Big One. 



Learner Outcomes

Course Outcomes
  • Students will gain through self-assessment exercises an awareness of their own leadership philosophy, traits, skills, and behaviors.
  • Students will gain through the analysis of real-world case studies an understanding of the fundamental ways leadership is practiced in today’s organizations.
  • Students will gain through reflection and action activities an understanding and appreciation for the unique dimensions of their own leadership style, their strengths and weakness, and ways to improve what they do as leaders
  • Students will gain a conceptualization of leadership principles through reviewing the history of leadership theory and practice during the 20th century to present day.


Course Objectives
  • To address the issue of what does it take to become an effective leader.
  • To outline the different styles of leadership.
  • To provide an understanding of the balance between task completion in the workplace and the value of building relationships with subordinates.
  • To impart knowledge about how to socially perceive changes in the workplace and appropriate leadership responses.

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