Leadership Communication

This course surveys theories of leadership communication and looks at leaders from different fields, including business, political, social, religious, and cultural, analyzing their ethical communication, and their vision and transformational influence. The course provides a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on the social construction of leaders and followers. The course will examine topics such as: the nature of leadership, theories of communication and leadership, communication ethics in leadership, creating a vision, communication leadership globally, and leadership for the greater good. The course will combine the theory and practice of leadership communication by having an applied component, such as case study analyses of “real world” leaders, and personal reflection of students’ leadership communication skills. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance.