Business Leadership 1
Core Standards of the Course
Students will investigate the history, meaning, theory and styles of leadership.
Determine your personal leadership
Leading Organization with Intention - Students will learn the importance and fundamentals of a vision, a mission, and establishing goals that will help to accomplish the over vision and mission of the organization.
Understand the differences of individual perspectives and its effect on the purpose, benefits, and structure of Vision Statement which is a sentence or short paragraph that succinctly describes the goals of a company, nonprofit, or some other entity and a Mission Statement that is used by a company to explain, in simple and concise terms, its purpose(s) for being.
Explore best strategies to communicate your organization or businesses vision and mission statements to all your stakeholders as an individual or group that has an interest in any decision or activity of an organization. Keeping it where everyone can see it on a wall, in your email signature.
Understand the value of business or organizational goals and the characteristics of a SMART goal.
Discuss in depth the practices of writing SMART goals and emphasize the concepts of Achievable, It should stretch your abilities but still remain possible and Relevant, ensure that your goal matters to you, and that it also aligns with other goals in creating SMART Goals.
Apply your understanding of SMART goals to an organization you are a part of by creating 3 SMART goals for yourself to complete.
Organizing Roles & Responsibilities - Students will be able to identify various roles and define the scope of work for each role within an organization.
Evaluate the various leadership positions inside of an organization and define the leadership skills necessary for each role. Explore the 5 levels of leadership to understand that leadership relationships evolve and are also a process to master.
Define the role of leadership in determining the responsibilities of each of the roles within an organization, what job and scope of work does each team member contribute?
Understand the chain of accountability in an organization. Describe how the process of information and communication all ensure that employees know what they should do and who they should report back to.
Effective Communication in Leadership - Students will understand effective strategies for communication with all stakeholders of the business or organization.
Students will understand formal and informal rules of communication
Students will use effective techniques when communicating with employees or organization members through various communication channels
Understand tools for effective communication when talking to an employee with a concern or when discussing with your direct supervisor a concern.
Compare and contrast "I" and "you" messages.
Business Decision Making - Students will understand the process for making sound decisions and resolving conflicts.
Using Parliamentary Procedure to make decisions
Learn Robert’s rules for running a board or a presidency meeting
Define and discuss the steps for sound decision making in order.
Explore the language used in making decisions during formal business meetings. (create a table)
Compare and contrast decision making.
Motivating Employees - Students will understand the nature of motivating employees and members of a business or organization.
Discuss common motivational practices
Describe the use of criticism and praise in motivating employee behaviors.
Steps to effective delegation
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations - Students will identify and understand the nature of diversity within organizations.
Discuss how a leader can encourage diversity within organizations and recognize the benefits of diversity in thoughts, ideas, experiences, race, traditions, philosophies, skills.
Cover the following acts that were created to ensure equal employment opportunity
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