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.


Course Reviewed: 1 month ago

I greatly appreciate the way the instructor is able to take lofty concepts and communicate them in a concise manner, using illustrations that are truly helpful in understanding those concepts.

Course Reviewed: 4 months 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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Very good course. Anyone involved in leadership even if it isn’t in a faith based role should utilize this course!

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

This course offered great insight upon the paths of being or becoming a leader in life, ministry or the workplace.

Course Reviewed: 10 months ago

I loved this course. It really help you how to be a better leader. Thank you.

Course Reviewed: 10 months ago

I learned a lot of things about leadership that I had not considered, as well as learning about a true call to leadership, particularly being a good servant leader. Excellent course for anyone wanting to take on a leadership role.

Course Reviewed: 12 months ago

I enjoyed the course. I learned a lot about myself and my leading methods.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Very good course. It really kept me thinking.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

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

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago

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

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago

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: 2 years ago

The professor was very good!

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago