Students choosing the Minor in Leadership must take:
LDST 201 Survey of Leadership (3)
LDST 310 Systems Thinking (3)
LDST 330 Ethics (3)
LDST 350 Communication and Influence (3)
LDST 435 Strategic Planning (3)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.
Introduction to the vocabulary and methodologies associated with the discipline of systems thinking; relationship between the parts of any system, particularly human systems, explores organizational operations and the interaction of various leadership styles and decisions on those operations. Prerequisite: LDST 201.
The nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders; the effect of leader’s values and beliefs on decision-making. Cross-listed with MGMT 330.
Leader's behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader's ability to positively influence followers. Prerequisite: LDST 201.
The process and nature of strategic planning, including the constraints and opportunities leaders face in strategic planning, the leader’s task in accommodating and minimizing these limitations, and the impact of these constraints on strategic choices. Prerequisite: LDST 201.