Moulay Ismail University Communication and Leadership
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Semester VI
Communication and Leadership
Objectives: This course aims to prepare
graduates to the job market by enhancing their self-awareness, communication efficiency and leadership skills.
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.
- 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
- Managing Leadership Challenges;
- Conflict Management Styles;
- Conflict Management Strategies;
- Emotional Intelligence.
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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
Graeme Burton and Richard Dimbleby.
Daft, R.L. (1999). Leadership: Theory and Practice. U.S.A.:
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
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.
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Spitzberg, B.H. and Barge, J.K. (2007). Human
Communication: Motivation, Knowledge
Canada: Thomson Learning.
Northouse, P.G. (2010). Leadership: Theory
and Practice. 5th
J.G. and Ting-Toomey, S. (Eds). (2006). The SAGE
Handbook of Conflict Communication.
Pettigrew, A. et al. (Eds). (2002). Handbook of Strategy and
Scarpella, V.G. (Ed). (2008).The Handbook of Human Resource
Management Education. London: SAGE.
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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.
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
(http://mastercomunicacio.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/programmess_11.pdf). I will respond to them when back
Answer the following questions:
- 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
3. What is the unit / What are the units that you
enjoyed most in the course on Communication and
II. Answer the following questions:
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:
- Leadership is a communication process.
- Leadership means performing
tasks and relational functions.
- 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?
III. Answer the following questions:
1. Explain the following statement:
Despite the multitude of ways in which leadership
been conceptualized, the following components can be
as central to the phenomenon: (a) Leadership
is a process, (b) leadership involves influence, (c)
leadership occurs in groups, and (d) leadership involves
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:
- All these questions require an essay answer,
which may be one paragraph or several paragraphs long.
- Take time to read carefully the question and understand it fully.
key words in the question and pay particular attention to have all of them included in your answer.
- 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.
- Make a tentative outline.
- 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.
- 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.
- Answer the question directly
without giving a general introduction: Your introduction should be related to the particular topic you are discussing.
- Write in clear and simple English. Do not use long sentences and avoid run-ons.
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.
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.
Make sure that the intended message that you have in mind is stated clearly so that your teacher can get it as intended.
- Plan your time and leave
some time for revising your draft and proofreading.