Course Overview

Cynthia Scherr

Cynthia Scherr



This course focuses on the concept of leadership and applying it to your own life and leadership roles. It is intended to be a practical course that will provide you with a framework for developing yourself and others as leaders.



  1. To consider a range of leadership theories and practices to broaden our thinking about the importance of leadership and our potential for creating positive change.
  2. To gain personal insight into our own skills and challenges as leaders.
  3. To create a behavior-specific plan for development as a leader.


Peter G. Northouse, Leadership Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition, Sage Publications, 2007.


Harvard Business Review Articles which can be downloaded at

Collins, Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve, BR #R0507M

Drucker, Managing Oneself, HBR #R0501K

Goffie and Jones, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? HBR #R00506

McCullough, Timeless Leadership HBR #0803B

Additional articles to be determined.