Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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FSC 270 - Leadership I for Fire Service Executives

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Concepts, techniques, and application of effective executive leadership. Includes leadership styles and characteristics, the effective executive, and leaders with vision, influence and motivation. Also includes being a change facilitator in a traditional organization, and the future of leadership.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 170  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the characteristics of an effective executive and how effectiveness can be learned.
  2. Synthesize and discuss the many elements of organizational change theory and how you can facilitate the technical changes and the personal changes.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain the leadership paradox of being the visionary, giving the organization direction, while working within a realistic context.
  2. List examples of leaders who would be successful in a global, technological, socially competitive society.
  3. Differentiate techniques for creating a culture with leaders at all levels of the organization and give examples of the one that may be most effective for you.
  4. Utilize concepts and techniques to cope with various leadership challenges of the present and future.

  1. Leaders, Heroes, CEOs, and Celebrities
    1. Similarities
    2. Differences
  2. Leadership Styles and Characteristics
    1. Sharks
    2. Dolphins
    3. Ostrich and others
  3. The Effective Executive
    1. Trust and credibility
    2. Maximizing resources
    3. Diversity
    4. Development of other leaders
  4. Leaders and Managers with Heads in the Clouds and Feet on the Ground
    1. Vision
    2. Influence
    3. Motivation
  5. Being a Change Facilitator in a Traditional Organization
    1. Change theory
    2. The role of the change agent, manager, and facilitator
  6. Leaders of the Future: Same or Different?
    1. Organizations
    2. Motivation
    3. Many leaders within a traditional hierarchy
    4. Legal issues and policy development
    5. Social and community issues
    6. Power, politics, and partnerships (sharing power)
  7. Your Future as a Leader
    1. Career management, leaving a legacy, transactional and transformational
    2. Leading the metropolitan fire service agency of the future

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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