Course Number and Title: ENT 220 Leadership
This course explores the characteristics of organizational leaders and evaluates various theories related to leadership. It emphasizes the development of leadership skills that motivate others to implement the entrepreneur’s vision. Leadership strategies and management techniques that promote team building and business success are also covered.
- Discuss the significance of leadership. (CCC 1, 3, 4; PGC 1)
- Describe the global and cultural contexts of leadership. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1)
- Compare and contrast early theories of leadership. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1)
- Evaluate individual differences, traits, and power of leadership. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 7)
- Describe modern models of leadership. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1)
- Discuss leadership ethics and social responsibility. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 7)
- Examine participative management and the leading of teams. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 7)
- Discuss the methods for leading change. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 7)
- Explain strategies for developing leaders. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 4, 7)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Discuss the significance of leadership.
- Define leadership and effective leadership.
- Discuss leadership and management.
- Identify the roles and functions of leaders.
- Describe the role and impact of leadership in organizations.
- Explain why leadership is needed.
- Describe the global and cultural contexts of leadership.
- Explain the role of culture on leadership.
- Discuss the impact of gender on leadership.
- Describe how leaders develop a cultural mindset in an organization.
- Discuss the models of national culture.
- Compare and contrast early theories of leadership.
- Compare the three major eras in the study of leadership.
- Examine the principles of the contingency model of leadership.
- Examine the most significant theories of leadership and their impact on the practice of leadership.
- Identify the methods, contributions, and shortcomings of the trait and behavioral approaches to leadership.
- Evaluate individual differences, traits, and power of leadership.
- Identify the role of individual characteristics in leadership.
- Discuss the role of demographic characteristics on leadership.
- Illustrate the impact of values on leadership.
- Identify the individual and organizational sources of power.
- Explain the causes and prevention of power abuse.
- Describe modern models of leadership.
- Describe the factors that contribute to charismatic leadership.
- Distinguish between transactional and transformational leadership.
- Identify the elements of value-based and spiritual leadership.
- Explain the concept of positive leadership and its impact.
- Distinguish between micro- and upper-echelon leadership.
- Discuss the role of gender in strategic leadership.
- Explain the processes through which strategic leaders manage organizations.
- Discuss leadership ethics and social responsibility.
- Recognize key principles of ethical and moral leadership.
- Discuss a guide to ethical decision making.
- Explain representative examples of unethical behavior by business leaders.
- Describe the factors contributing to ethical differences.
- Describe what leaders can do to foster an ethical and socially responsible organization.
- Explain the link between business ethics and organizational performance.
- Examine participative management and the leading of teams.
- Analyze the role of culture in the use of participative leadership.
- Identify the elements of effective delegation.
- Compare and contrast the principles of self-leadership.
- Identify resolutions to dysfunctions that occur in teams.
- Discuss the methods for leading change.
- Describe change, and explain the forces of change.
- Identify the types of change and the change process.
- Discuss the reasons for change resistance, and provide solutions.
- Describe the importance of creativity in managing change.
- Discuss the principles of learning organizations and positive leadership to leading change.
- Explain strategies for developing leaders.
- Describe the elements of leader development.
- Discuss the criteria of an effective development program.
- Explain the role of culture in leader development.
- Explain the role of the person and organization in effective leadership development.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Exams (Summative) (Equally Weighted)
Leadership Paper (Summative)
Formative Assessments (Discussion Boards, Homework Assignments, Quizzes, participation)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership characteristics.
- Conduct market analysis and opportunity assessment.
- Perform risk assessment and select risk management strategies.
- Articulate a business vision and plan that demonstrates value to the marketplace and the investor.
- Plan capital formation to fund business start-up and operation.
- Utilize effective marketing, advertising and customer strategies.
- Integrate personal, professional, ethical and legal standards into business decision-making.
- Transform innovation into a product or service with sustainable commercial potential.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.