Winter Term

November 13, 2006 – February 16, 2007





TIME:   Eielson, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR:       Dr. Tony Strange, Ed.D, MPA

CONTACT INFORMATION   Home Phone: 488-8820 (Before 9 PM)

EMAIL:          tstrange@alaska.net or stranget@wbu.edu

APPOINTMENTS:   Available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays

LOCATION:         Eielson AFB



Course Description An examination of current and historical leadership theories with emphasis on viewing the leadership function in the context of organizational behavior and design. Extensive discussion and review of leadership stile and behavioral content in selected highly effective local and regional organization. The leaders from some of those organization will appear in class to make presentation, lead discussions, respond to students questions and help students generate modified theories of leadership effectiveness.


Course Prerequisites : Graduate Standing


TEXT: Leadership in Organizations , Yukl, 6 th ed, and Becoming a Master Manager , 3rd ed, Quinn.



Student Learning Outcomes :


1. Explain the Completing Values Framework. Examine the integration of the four contrasting perspective on organizing.


2. Understand and discuss the obstacles to effective leadership


3. Explain and describe the multicultural impact on leadership in the 21 st century global environment.


4. Examine the different roles of modern day managers ( Mentor , Facilitator, Monitor, Coordinator, Director, Producer, Broker and Innovator).


5. Describe and examine the successful habits of Managers (Principle of Personal Vision, Personnel Leadership, and Personnel Management).


6. Explain and describe Public Victory and Renewal.


7. Identify and examine the strengths Revolution at Work.


8. Understand the role of strong lives and strength building.


9. Discover the sources of your strengths and how to put strengths to work.


10. Explain relationship development and management in effective leadership.


11. Examine a strength-based organization.



Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

•  Compare a nd contrast the eight roles of leadership.

•  Describe how leaders communicate effectively.

•  Describe how to build effective teams.

•  Explain why conflict is considered “productive tension”.

•  Describe the core competencies of Leadership.

•  Develop and communicate a vision, goals and objectives.

•  Describe a productive work environment.

•  Demonstrate the ability to make effective oral presentations.

•  Describe the essential components of managing change.







Attendance: Attendance is required . Excessive late arrivals or early departures will be taken into consideration. Material will be discussed in class and included in the exams that are not in the book. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any material missed by not attending class for any reason. The student must not miss any more than 25% of the class. Any more misses may result in failure of the class. In case of TDY’s the instructor should be notified as soon as possible.


Readings : Assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class session for which they are assigned.


Plagiarism Policy: Intellectual integrity and truthfulness are fundamental to scholarship. Scholars, whether they are performing as students or as teachers, are engaged in a search for truth. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and also a form of theft. Plagiarism occurs when a student fails to give proper credit when information is either quoted or paraphrased. Carelessness is no excuse. As such, it is a breach of scholarly responsibility. It is also unethical and in some cases, illegal. Looking at or copying someone else’s test, answer sheet, and/or paper are counted as cheating. Plagiarism may result in an “F” in the course.


Disability Policy: It is the university policy that no otherwise qualified disable person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university.


Grading Scale :


A = 90-100%,         D = 60-69%

B = 80-89%,         F = 59 and below

C = 70-79%,         I = Incomplete






Grading Weight (based on 100 points possible)


Case Study     200

Group Presentation 300

Final Project     400





Nov 15         Discussion Chapter 1, 2 and 3; ( Yukl)


         Thanksgiving Break


Nov 29       Discussion Chapter 4, 5 and Case Study


Dec 6         Discussion Chapter 6 and 7


Dec 13       Discussion Chapter 8, 9 and 10


         Christmas Break (Happy Holidays)


Jan 10         Discussion Chapter11 and12,


Jan 17   Discussion Chapter 13, 14, 15


Jan 24          (Quinn, Chapter 1, 2, 3, (Mid-Term)        


Jan 31         (Quinn) Chapter 4, 5, and 6


Feb 7         (Quinn) Chapter 7 and 8


Feb 14       (Quinn) Chapter 9 and 10 (Final Exam)






General Direction: It is very important to read and be prepared to discuss the chapters assigned before class meetings. Please make every effort to be present for classes. I understand we are all working with difficult schedules. Please let me know if you have a problem and I will do everything possible to be flexible and work with you. . It is university policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in this University.” It is highly recommended all students keep copies of their work with WBU, since they may need portions for the Grad Seminar portfolio projects.