Developing the Leader Within: What Makes A Leader? [CBL]

Leadership involves influence. The modern view sees it more as a process of mobilizing a group toward a common goal than a set of inborn traits. Throughout the course, we will explore leadership theory and discuss how it applies to real life situations. Topics central to leadership include self-confidence, motivation, vision, integrity, and overcoming adversity. Clearly communicating a message through public-speaking, prose, or modern media is essential to influencing others. In addition to reading texts, you will take part in various writing assignments, group projects, public speaking and community-based learning experiences. We all have the potential to lead in our own way. This course is meant to help current and aspiring leaders gain a better understanding of effective leadership and to provide the tools necessary to bring out the leader within. [CBL]