ENT 340 Leadership and Stewardship (3 credits)
This course explores the key entrepreneurial characteristics and attributes necessary to successfully innovate regardless of discipline or service activity. Students learn processes and stratagems within the context of a Biblical worldview that will assist in the creation of innovative workgroups and cultures of excellence in a variety of organizational environments. Students are exposed to stewardship principles critical to generating organizational excellence as well as maximizing stakeholder benefit through effective leadership, exercise of the innovation processes and how to leverage the entrepreneurial mindset through practical application. Each student will appreciate their entrepreneurial profile through self- assessments that will generate an understanding of essential entrepreneurial characteristics as well as their own entrepreneurial quotient. These truths, skills, and associations can be leveraged throughout the student’s life regardless of vocation or calling.
The student who successfully completes this course will:
- Learn the typical attributes of an entrepreneur and the potential positive impact on organizations.
- Explain why innovation is a necessary activity of a healthy organization.
- Determine the leadership building blocks of creating an organizational culture of excellence.
- Identify the traits of a leader that make a good steward as well as servant leader.
- Integrate biblical and ethical principles into decision making.
- Define organizational stewardship and servant leadership from a Biblical perspective – inherent in this are the components of people, resources, and corporate social responsibility.
- Apply entrepreneurial workplace and ministry stewardship principles, servant leadership theory, and ethical decision making to real world scenarios.
- Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge
- Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness
- The Journey to Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership
In this course, there are 6 journal entries, a defining paper and revisit, and a final project paper.
The journal entries are each 30 points, the defining paper and revisit are 50 points each, and the final project paper is 120 points, for a total of 400 points in the course.
Dr. Julie Little
PhD, Purdue University, 2012
MSM, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1999
BS, Indiana University, 1997