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COM 42300-01 Course Schedule (subject to change)

Tues Jan 9
Introduction to the course, each other, and the subject matter

Part I.  What does it mean to be a leader?  And why is this communication?

Thurs Jan 11
What does it mean to be a leader?
• Fri Jan 12 is last day to add and last day for regular audit– Sun Jan 14 is last day to drop for full refund and without a W on your transcript
Tues Jan 16
But I’m not a leader yet, am I?
Read Cain 2017, Vaillancourt 2017
Thurs Jan 18 Leadership as conversation
Read Groysberg & Slind
Tues Jan 23 Metaphors of leadership
Read Barge
Thurs Jan 25
Leadership as storytelling
Read Denning
Tues Jan 30
No class - Instructor Injury Day
Thurs Feb 1 &
Tues Feb 6
Emotional intelligence
Read Goleman
Response papers assigned



Part II. Leadership and Followership Styles and Attributes

Thurs Feb 8
Leadership styles

Tues Feb 13
Followership styles
Leader analysis assigned
Thurs Feb 15 Leader-member exchange
Tues Feb 20
Transformational leadership
Thurs Feb 22
Communication Showcase Day
Tues Feb 27
Negotiation
First response paper due
Thurs Mar 1
"If we need it" day
Tues Mar 6 and
Thurs Mar 8
No class - Spring Break
Tues Mar 13
Engaged followers
Read Seijts
Conflict analysis assigned
Thurs Mar 15
You as a leader
Read Goffee and Jones
 Fri Mar 16 is last day to request withdraw
Tues Mar 20


Part III. More Communicative Aspects of Leadership

Thurs Mar 22 Power
Read Pfeffer
Tues Mar 27
Leading Change and Compliance gaining
Read Kotter (1990), Fogg,  Fain, and Conger
Thurs Mar 29
No class -- work on your papers
Tues Apr 3
Conflict Analysis Due
You as an adaptive leader
Read Heifetz
Thurs Apr 5
Leadership as Framing -
Read Fairhurst 2011
Tues Apr 10
Leader Analysis due
Thurs Apr 12
Group leadership
Read Galanes
Tues Apr 17
Ethical leadership
Read Mattson and Buzzanell
Thurs Apr 19
Guest Speaker Forum
Tues Apr 24
Focus Group
Second response paper due
Take Home Final Assigned
Thurs Apr 26
"If we need it" day
Thurs May 3
Take Home Final due

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