Details for Leadership Principles
What does it take to be a leader? What do leaders do? Are leaders born or made?
This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview.
Students will discover a variety of leadership theories and learn how they apply in different contexts, such as ministry and business.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: LEA201
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Ian Jagelman
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering Leadership Principles
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology
- Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Theology
- Undergraduate Certificate in Business Studies
This course unit provides the student with an understanding of the principles of leadership.
Students should be able to:
- Identify personal values, own leadership philosophy, and develop a self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development.
- Develop and build team communication, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrate the ability to explain and critically evaluate different theories and approaches to leadership
- Demonstrate and examine leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the dark side of leadership
- Identify, describe and distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organizational setting.
- Introduction to Leadership Principles
- Nature of Leadership
- Leadership vs Ministry
- The Power of Vision, Mission and Values
- Personal vs Organisational Leadership
- Leadership Traits
- The L-Factor
- Leadership Skills
- Are leaders born or made
- Emotional Intelligence
- Understanding Leadership Styles
- Models, Concepts and Philosophy
- Attending to Tasks and Relationships
- Leadership Levels
- Strengths-Based Leadership
- Leadership Development, Succession & Transition
- Coaching and Mentoring
- The Importance of Leadership for Climate and Culture in Organisations
- How Leaders Influence Culture
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Our-Group Members
- Leadership Teams and Boards
- Conflict Management
- Cross-Cultural Leadership
- Personal Leadership & Ethics
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Destructive Leadership
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Distance/ Global Online
- Minor Essay (25%)
- Major Essay (50%)
- Exam (25%)
- Northouse, P.G. (2020). Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practices (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
- Jagelman, I. (2013). The L Factor - Identifying and Developing Christian Leaders (2nd ed.). Sydney: The Jagelman Institute.
- Jagelman, I. (1998). The Empowered Church: Releasing ministry through effective leadership. Adelaide: Openbook.
Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks