Details for Leadership Principles

What does it take to be a leader? What do leaders do? Are leaders 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. 

Students will discover a variety of leadership theories and learn how they apply in different contexts, such as ministry and business.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA005
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: John Griffiths

Awards offering Leadership Principles

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify personal values and leadership philosophy, and develop self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development;
  2. Express effective communication and problem-solving skills required for building teams;
  3. Explain different theories and approaches to leadership;
  4. Distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organisational setting;
  5. Identify and explain leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the abuse of power.

Subject Content

  • Distinguishing leadership and ministry
  • Identifying potential leaders
  • The importance of leadership beliefs
  • Discovering leadership styles
  • Building leadership teams
  • Leading through change

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensives

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

Assessment Methods

  • Leadership Development Track (25%)
  • Essay (50%)
  • Interview a Leader (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • Northouse, P.G. Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practices (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2020.

Please consult your instructor before purchasiny any texts.