Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FSC 274 - Leadership V for Fire Service Executives

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

Continuation of FSC 273 . Includes reasoning, thinking patterns, problem identification, and problem solving strategies. Also includes problem solving styles, decision- making models and approaches, personal decision making, and evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 273  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Differentiate between creative and routine thinking patterns.
  2. Explain the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning

Performance Objectives:
  1. Discuss the information gathering methods used by managers.
  2. List the four problem-solving styles of managers, including their strengths and weaknesses, and identify each student’s style.
  3. Utilize at least four decision-making strategies and evaluate the appropriateness to various situations

  1. Reasoning
    1. Inductive
    2. Deductive
  2. Thinking Patterns
    1. Blooms taxonomy
    2. Creativity and innovation
  3. Problem Identification
    1. Situational analysis
    2. Perception
    3. Stereotyping
    4. Halo effect
    5. Interviews and surveys
  4. Problem Solving Strategies
    1. Individual
    2. Group
    3. Relationship to leadership style
  5. Problem Solving Styles of Leaders
    1. Myers-Briggs sensing
    2. Myers-Briggs feeling
    3. Identify one’s own style
  6. Decision-Making Models and Approaches
    1. Continuum of approaches from authoritarian to participative
    2. Situational analysis of which model to use
  7. Personal Decision Making
    1. Self-renewal
    2. Career renewal
  8. Evaluation
    1. Approaches and alternatives
    2. Evaluation short and long term
    3. Quantitative and qualitative
    4. Formative and summative

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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