OLI 7302 Leadership Communication

Leadership is a communicative art.  Whether it be exciting others about a vision for the organization’s future, exhorting the troops to action, telling a story to better connect with others, listening with an open heart and mind, persuading a resistant public, or relating with a group of diverse stakeholders, leadership requires excellent communication skills. This course engages students in an array of learning activities designed to enhance and fine-tune the communication skills of those who wish to lead artfully with integrity, empathy and power. Authentic communication is at the heart of an effective leader’s ability to empathize, inspire, engage, motivate, resolve conflicts, persuade, and influence others.  Technologies play an ever-changing role in how we communicate with stakeholders both within and outside the organization, so the course will also consider how leaders can use technologies to good advantage in communicating with stakeholders.