Details for Leadership Principles

Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA201
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Ian Jagelman


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Leadership Principles

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides the student with an understanding of the principles of leadership.


Students should be able to:

  1. Identify personal values, own leadership philosophy, and develop a self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development.
  2. Develop and build team communication, and problem-solving skills
  3. Demonstrate the ability to explain and critically evaluate different theories and approaches to leadership
  4. Demonstrate and  examine leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the dark side of leadership
  5. Identify, describe and distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organizational setting.

Subject Content

  1. The concepts of mission and vision
  2. The leader’s toolbox: time management, conflict management, priority setting and organisational communication
  3. Concepts of love, humility and forgiveness in relation to Christian leadership
  4. Communication skills as applied to leadership
  5. Principles of discipleship
  6. The Jesus model
  7. Personal learning and disclosure in relation to leadership style

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Exam (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided