Leading Yourself: Me
In this unit you will begin the leadership journey with an orientation to the Leadership Universe consisting of Me, Us and World and the five C’s and Intelligences of masterful leaders. This is followed by helping you understand your personal leadership strengths and development areas as a leader. The ability to have insight into who and what you are, and what you stand for as a leader is critical in being a masterful leader. Personal leadership entails insight into personal traits, intellect, personality, temperament, style, values and looking after your personal well-being.
You will learn:
- How to locate a leader in the Leadership Universe of leading yourself (Me), leading others (We), and leading in a complex global context (World).
- To identify examples of the five C’s of Masterful Leadership – Character, Competence, Caring, Commitment and Connected.
- The five Intelligences of a masterful leader - Intra- and Interpersonal, Conceptual, Spiritual, Action and Contextual.
- To assess your personal strengths and development areas as a leader in terms of Character and Competence.
- What factors may enhance or impede your personal leadership mastery.
Leading Others: We
This unit extends the leadership journey to include Others through sharing an inspiring vision and solid values, empowering and enabling others, modeling the way, encouraging the heart and the achievement of results. Leaders must work with Others to produce results for the organisation. Establishing and nurturing relationships is vital. It commences with healthy, constructive one-on-one relationships through building a high performance, engaged team, achieving with fellow leaders, to engaging the stakeholders of the organisation in order to obtain the endorsements and support from outside of the organisation.
You will learn:
- How to set up and sustain an effective leadership process with its key levers.
- To map the multiple relationships and interactions through which you have to lead: one-on-one; your team, colleagues and stakeholders.
- To Mobilize Others to become enthusiastic and dedicated followers – the We – of you as a caring leader.
- The critical success factors to enhance your Interpersonal Mastery.
Leading in Context: World
Masterful leadership requires the constructive engagement with the context in which you, as leader, are embedded: the operating arena of your organisation, your organisation, position and career. This requires having the right set of glasses on in looking at the world, and engaging with the context at the requisite level of complexity. Finally, you will have to weave everything together into a powerful story, using the combination of the “Me, We and World” to inspire, lead and produce results that matter. The story will give expression to your Personal Stance and Brand as a leader.
You will learn:
- The right set of glasses to use and understand the context: choose an appropriate world view.
- About complexity levels with the context in which you are embedded as a leader in demonstrating commitment and connectivity: the operating arena of your organisation, your organisation, position and career.
- Ways to weave together a coherent and meaningful story as a leader that inspires action.
- Strategies to integrate the five C’s – Character, Competence, Caring, Commitment and Connected- into a Personal Stance and Brand as a masterful leader.
Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit
Students will explore the opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify an opportunity that is best aligned to personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and actions required to meet goals, and develop well-crafted essay drafts that prepare them to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
You will learn:
- International Experiential Education – Students develop awareness and are inspired to consider different types of international study experiences.
- Support Team – Students assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication to produce a plan of international study.
- Strategy and Success – Students personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to their interests, strengths, and goals.
- Forming a Plan – Students select a scholarship opportunity (or other pathway) to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities.
- Operationalizing a Plan – Students execute their plans and submit scholarship applications with the support of their network to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad.