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Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Mgmt 360 Values in Leadership

Spring 2014

Syllabus

Management 360:  Values Based Leadership

Instructor:  Emilio Iodice 

 

MGMT #360

Values-Based Leadership

(A Description)

One could argue that most approaches to leadership are “values-based.” For example, Hitler certainly had strong beliefs (values) as to what his leaders and followers should believe or do. Perhaps the defining characteristic of values-based leadership as defined in this course is that at its foundation are universal positive moral/ethical values such as respect for others, honesty, personal integrity, personal responsibility, social justice, and the development of people.

While there is no one standard definition for this approach, we will follow the definition of values-based leadership that has been proposed for the Graduate School of Business:

Values-based leaders are those whose decisions and actions are guided by a coherent set of values that the self-reflective leader is aware of, and ready to defend. Values-based leaders educated at a Jesuit institution such as Loyola University Chicago are influenced (but not indoctrinated) to aspire to timeless values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, and compassion.

Loyola’s School of Business strives to graduate values-based leaders who treat others honestly, fairly, and respectfully, and who build enduring relationships of loyalty and trust; who take responsibility for their actions, and who honor commitments and obligations; who meet society’s legitimate expectations to serve the common good, and share their knowledge and skills with others; and who act at all times with the highest level of integrity.

Thus, values-based leaders start with a solid foundation of moral values. These values are used as guides and standards for one’s personal decisions and behavior, as well as providing the standard for organizational conduct.

Values-based leaders not only have a moral base, they also “lead.” Leadership, as defined here, is more a verb than a noun. “Leaders” are those who engage in acts of leadership or engage in leadership behaviors. Leadership is about change, and leadership behaviors are those behaviors that move a group or organization to a higher level of effectiveness and moral purpose.   

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. 
~Abraham Lincoln

Where there is no vision, the people perish. 
~Proverbs 29:18

Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure. 
~Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

The best example of leadership is leadership by example. 
~Jerry McClain

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing. 
~Mary D. Poole

To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone. 
~Harry Truman

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. 
~John Quincy Adams

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing
~Albert Schweitzer

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. 
~Rosalyn Carter

Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don’t fall in line with people who don’t respect us and who we don’t believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst. 
~Rachel Maddow

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. 
~Mohandas K. Gandhi

Each of us is a leader in our own way to inspire ourselves, others, and the world to believe, follow and act for the good of all with our example of sacrifice, dedication, and a passion for achievement.– Emilio Iodice

The quality of a leader is in the standards they set for themselves. – Ray Kroc 
 

Purpose

Leadership is a necessity.  It can be a blessing or a curse.  Leaders have demonstrated the ability to harness the trust, energy, resources and aspirations of people to lead them into battle, build great societies, and explore the continents and the heavens. Great achievements resulted from sound, effective and trustworthy leadership.  Calamities came from corrupt, incompetent and destructive leadership. Why?

This course will attempt answer this question.  We will examine what makes a successful leader, what is required to be one, what ethical qualities are demanded and what values are key to leaders who merit trust and obedience.  It will dwell on different leadership styles and, most importantly, explore leadership through the ages from the ancient world to today.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Define Leadership and the essential qualities of successful leaders
  2. Explore the need for ethics, integrity and character as part of a leader’s qualities.
  3. Determine the nature of bad leadership
  4. Examine leadership in the political, business and social sphere
  5. Compare leaders and leadership styles from the time of Caesar to contemporary leaders.
  6. Examine women in leadership.
  7. Study the need for sacrifice, ethics and example as part of successful leadership

 

Reading Materials 

(To be read in conjunction with my lectures. ALL READINGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING BOOK WHICH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKSTORE OR IN CLASS:  PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP FROM CAESAR TO MODERN TIMES, BY EMILIO IODICE.  

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO LAPTOPS, IPADS, IPODS OR CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED TO BE USED IN CLASS.   FOOD IS NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS, BUT DRINKS ARE PERMITTED. 

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Lectures and Readings:   

  1. 1.      Chapter One:  Learning How to Lead Ourselves
  2. 2.      Chapter Two: The Caesars
    1. 3.      Visit to Piazza Argentina to view the place where Caesar was murdered.  Reading of Marc Anthony’s speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

 

  1. 4.      Chapter Three: Napoleon Bonaparte (Possible Visit to Napoleon Museum, movie: Napoleon)

              

  1. 5.      Chapter Four: Abraham Lincoln and article Abraham Lincoln and the Mount Rushmore Phenomenon by Emilio Iodice, found in the Appendix of the text.  (Movie: Lincoln Mini Series)

 

  1. 6.      Chapter Five: Martin Luther King Jr. (Movie: King)

           

  1. Chapter Six:  Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (Movie: Eleanor and Franklin)

 

  1. Chapter Seven:  Margaret Thatcher (Movie: The Iron Lady)

                  

  1. 9.      Chapter Eight:  Oprah Winfrey (Movie: Oprah’s interviews with Barbara Walters)

 

  1. 10.  Chapter Nine: Common Denominators of Great Leadership                                                                                            

 

Reaction Reports to Readings (required for all classes). Each report is due at the beginning of every class.  It will be no more than one page, 250 words, double spaced, typed that shows your personal observation of the reading and your personal opinion.  Do not summarize or give me back the chapter.  Show me you read it; understand it and what YOU got out of it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papers

Two 5 to 6 page papers will be required and one final paper to be submitted at the last class.

First Paper:  Contrast the essentials of Dictatorial vs. Democratic leadership citing specific examples from the political and private sector.  Show how character and integrity play a role in each case.

 

Second Paper: Explain the challenges that women and minorities face in terms of assuming positions of leadership.   Show examples of successful leaders in addition to the ones discussed in class.  Explain the key secrets to their success and their values.

 

Final Paper Given the various theories and examples presented in this class, and given your understanding of the materials and readings, define leadership. In doing so, explain and define at least eight principles that you consider to be the core (sine-qua-non) “Universal Principles of Leadership.” Show how these principles are lived out in the life of one specific leader we have discussed in class and two leaders (at least one from business) that you may choose.

 

 

Attendance: No more than 2 unexcused absences are permitted at the Rome Center.

Regular attendance, prompt arrival, active participation, prepared with having read materials.  

Grading System

20% Reaction Reports

10% Class Participation which includes regular attendance, prompt arrival, active participation, prepared with having read materials. 

20% First Paper

20% Second Paper

30% Final Paper 

Office Hours

TBA

Office: John Felice Rome Center, Office of the Director

Telephone Number: 06355 8 8307

Emaileiodice@luc.edu  
 
 

AS NOTED: NO LAPTOPS, IPADS, IPODS OR CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED TO BE USED IN CLASS.

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