Moulay Ismail University            Communication and Leadership

Faculty of Arts and Humanities                   Semester VI

Meknes                                                    Dr. D. CHOUIT


Communication and Leadership


Course Description:


Objectives: This course aims to prepare graduates to the job market by enhancing their self-awareness, communication efficiency and leadership skills.


Content: Introduction to Leadership; Introduction to Communication Studies; Components of Leadership; Components of Communication; Styles of Leadership; Approaches to Leadership; Functions of Leadership; Leadership in Small Groups; Emotional Intelligence.


Key Topics:

  • Defining Leadership;
  • Showing the Importance of Communication Studies;
  •  Frameworks for the Study Communication;
  • Components of Communication;
  • Components of Leadership;
  • Leadership Styles;
  • Leadership Functions;
  • Leadership in Small Groups;
  • Managing Leadership Challenges;
  • Conflict Management Styles;
  • Conflict Management Strategies;
  •  Emotional Intelligence.




Adams, K. and Galanes, G.J. (2003). Communicating in Groups:

          Applications and Skills. 5th ed. New York: McGraw Hill.

Anderson, N. et al. (Eds). (2004). Handbook of Industrial, Work

          and Organizational Psychology. London: SAGE.

Beck, A., Bennett, P. and Wall, P. (2002). Communication

          Studies: The Essential Introduction. London: Routledge.

Burns, J.M. et al. (Eds). (2004). The Encyclopedia of

          Leadership. London: SAGE.

Burton, G. and Dimbley, R. (1988). Between Ourselves: An

           Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. UK:

          Graeme Burton and Richard Dimbleby.

Daft, R.L. (1999). Leadership: Theory and Practice. U.S.A.:


Devito, J.A. (2000). Human Communication: The Basic Course.

           8th ed. New York: Longman.       

Fujishin, R. (1997). The Natural Speaker. 2nd ed. U.S.A.: Allyn

           & Bacon.

Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R. and McKee, A. (2002). Primal

          Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional

          Intelligence.U.S.A.: Harvard Business School Press.

Jablin, F.M. et al. (Eds). (1987). Handbook of Organizational

           Communication: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.

           U.S.A.: SAGE.

Massie, J.L. (1979) . Essentials of Management. U.S.A.:

           Prentice Hall.

Morreale, S., Spitzberg, B.H. and Barge, J.K. (2007). Human

          Communication: Motivation, Knowledge and Skills.

          Canada: Thomson Learning.

Northouse, P.G. (2010). Leadership: Theory and Practice. 5th

          ed.London: SAGE.

Oetzel, J.G. and Ting-Toomey, S. (Eds). (2006). The SAGE

          Handbook of Conflict Communication. London: SAGE.

Pettigrew, A. et al. (Eds). (2002). Handbook of Strategy and

          Management. London: SAGE.

Scarpella, V.G. (Ed). (2008).The Handbook of Human Resource

          Management Education. London: SAGE.

Sereno, K. and Bodaken, E. M. (1975). Trans-Per Understanding

          Human Communication. U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin


Whetten, D.A. and Cameron, K.S. (2002). Developing

          Management Skills. 5th ed. U.S.A.: Pearson Education.



Home Assignment:

Write 10/15 pages on one of the following topics:

1. The crisis of communication and leadership in the Arab World.

2. Communication and leadership in Morocco since the adoption of the new Constitution in June 2011.

3. Media/information literacy and leadership.  

Submission deadline: 18 May, 2014. Deadline extended to 29th May, 2014.

Please send your assignment to the following e-mail address:


N.B. Students who send their assignments to me between 23 and 29 May should not worry if I do not respond to them immediately, as I will be in Paris in this period to participate in the European Forum on Media and Information Literacy and other activities

( I will respond to them when back home inchallah.



Sample Exams:


 I. Answer the following questions:


  1. Explain and comment on the following definition of leadership:


          Leadership is a process whereby an individual

          influences a group of individuals to achieve

          a common goal.


            2. Explain the principles of communication, and say

            whether they are applicable to leadership. Justify

            your answer.


            3. What is the unit / What are the units that you

            enjoyed most in the course on Communication and

            Leadership? Why?



II. Answer the following questions:


1. Explain and comment on the following statement:


         Leaders are individuals within a group who guide and

         direct the group's activities. This definition of leadership

         has the following important implications:

  1. Leadership is a communication process.
  2. Leadership means performing tasks and relational functions.
  3. Leadership is a situated process.


2. Explain the transactional framework of communication.


3. What is the unit dealing with the art of leadership that you enjoyed most in the course on Communication and Leadership? Why?


III. Answer the following questions:


1. Explain the following statement:


          Despite the multitude of ways in which leadership has 

          been conceptualized, the following components can be

          identified as central to the phenomenon: (a) Leadership

          is a process, (b) leadership involves influence, (c)

          leadership occurs in groups, and (d) leadership involves

          common goals.


2. Explain the difference between the three models of communication: one-way communication, interaction, and transaction.


3. What is the unit dealing with the art of communication that you enjoyed most in the course on Communication and Leadership? Why?


Tips to Succeed:


  1. All these questions require an essay answer, which may be one paragraph or several paragraphs long.
  2. Take time to read carefully the question and understand it fully.
  3. Identify key words in the question and pay particular attention to have all of them included in your answer.
  4. Concerning the number of paragraphs, you may like to devote one paragraph for each key idea, or to develop more than one key idea in one of the paragraphs of the essay.
  5. Make a tentative outline.
  6. Write down any ideas that come to your mind in order to keep track of them and not to take the risk of forgetting them.
  7. Figure out what you are required to do: which type of essay, with which content: You should answer the question, NOT MORE; in other words, you should not show to your teacher that you have more knowledge in the field by including information which is not relevant to the topic under question.
  8. Answer the question directly without giving a general introduction: Your introduction should be related to the particular topic you are discussing.
  9. Write in clear and simple English. Do not use long sentences and avoid run-ons.
  10. Write in your own words and do not simply reproduce what has been given to you in the handouts. These served only as a basis for discussion and in-depth analysis.

  11. You should show the capacity to make the links between the various units studied and to give a comprehensive answer. It is recommended to give examples and further information to support your answer.

  12.  Make sure that the intended message that you have in mind is stated clearly so that your teacher can get it as intended.

  13. Plan your time and leave some time for revising your draft and proofreading.  


Good Luck.



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kamelia mabrouki | Réponse 31.05.2014 17.23

Thank u dear dr for your efforts we had a great semester

one of your students | Réponse 24.05.2014 19.21

Hi, teacher
I would like to ask you if possible to post us someexample of your exams here in this wensite.
Best regards ait ha

Dr. CHOUIT 31.05.2014 14.04

Sample exams are posted. Good Luck.

abdelali bouskour | Réponse 23.05.2014 16.29

Hi professor; i wish you good journey. please we need some exams sample. your efforts will be highly appreciated

abdelali bouskour | Réponse 23.05.2014 04.25

Hi professor, i wish you good journey. please we need some sample exams. your efforts will be highly appreciated.

lana | Réponse 24.04.2014 19.16

Indeed, this course is very useful; i wish it will be fruitful. if truth be told we need some exams samples in order to earn good marks.

Dr. CHOUIT 24.04.2014 23.47

I will post sample exams at the end of the semester.

john | Réponse 24.04.2014 01.42

In fact, this course is very useful; I wish it will be fruitful. If truth be told we need some sample exams in order to earn good marks.

hamid | Réponse 05.04.2014 21.09

Actually, i'm so interested in the course of leadership&communication .i wish i would benifit a lot during this semestre.

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24.09 | 17:11

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24.09 | 17:04

Excellent madam

22.09 | 15:44

Merci beaucoup

21.09 | 17:31

Thank so much for these useful information I appreciate your work

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