Foundations of Effective Leadership

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Foundations of Effective Leadership


Number of Lessons: 4Avg. Lesson Length: 13 MinutesTime Required: 2 Hours MinimumLevel: Basic


Leadership—how would you define it? How can you be an effective leader? The Foundations in Effective Leadership course defines leadership as moving people from where they are to a better place. During this course you will discover how Jesus set the example of being a servant leader and what leadership principles can be learned from His example. But to be an effective servant leader you first need to look at yourself. The kind of person you are is the kind of leader you will be. Are you ready to become an effective servant leader? You can begin today.


Very good to apply to my life at work and home.

Course Reviewed: 1 week ago

These courses are very helpful in fine tuning my leadership skills and style.

Course Reviewed: 4 weeks ago


ProfessorSid Buzzell, PhD
  • Michigan State University, PhD
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM
  • Philadelphia College of the Bible, BS


  1. Provide a biblical definition of leadership.
  2. Describe characteristics of a servant leader.
  3. Show evidence of beginning to develop those characteristics.
  4. Discuss the basic principles behind six specific leadership models.
  5. Explain how those leadership models contribute to an understanding of servant leadership.

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Advanced Studies in Christian LeadershipDetails


This course gave me a good overall understanding of the different kinds of leadership that can be used. I recognized that the administration at the school I work at has been using Visionary and Transforming Leadership which has been very effective, but taken a long time to see the positive effects of it. Enjoyable class.

Course Reviewed: 4 weeks ago

The professor was very good!

Course Reviewed: 2 months ago

The content of this course is not only resourceful in creating an effective leader but it is very insightful.

Course Reviewed: 2 months ago

This was very good for me. Breaking down leadership style the way it was done in this course is helpful for me. I’m not a natural leader. The lesson on servant leadership was especially important.

Course Reviewed: 3 months ago

WOW!!! It is revolutionary, encouraging, challenging, confrontational and yet loaded with a message of HOPE for individuals, groups and Churches. Its really opening my eyes in understanding the difference of leadership and leaders and their responsibilities. It is easy to understand, practical and insightful. Thank you for this life-changing course

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

This course truly gave me an understanding of what leadership is from a Christian perspective. I have learned phrases and terms about leadership, the reason leadership is effective and sometimes is not, also how to apply this teaching to my own life as a leader. It is an excellent foundation for effective leadership. The instructor is easy to understand and comprehend what is being explained and taught. The course is uplifting and enlightening.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Great course! The pace was perfect to ensure I understood the material in manageable, easy to digest chunks. Thanks for this class!

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

The course has helped me tremendously in evaluating myself as I go forward in leadership positions both in my secular occupation and my role in the church.

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago

I learned a lot about leadership, being and becoming a good leader by going through this course. I also learned that I do not know everything that there is to being a good leader, but that I am willing to do more to become the excellent leader that the Lord is calling me to be. Thank you.

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago