BUS 4040: Communication Skills for Leaders


Review of the importance of professionalism in all types of communications. This course provides you with the opportunity to improve your abilities to communicate effectively, regardless of the medium or situation. Emphasis is placed on writing and presentation skills. You will also be given information that will enhance your understanding of factors contributing to group effectiveness to develop skills in working as a member of a group or project team.


  1. Summarize the three primary purposes of leadership.
  2. Identify the 10 guidelines to avoid in verbal communication.
  3. Explain the 3 P's to remember when preparing a presentation.
  4. Summarize common problems with stance and gestures.
  5. Define and discuss the meaning of emotional intelligence.
  6. Identify and describe the 6 styles of leadership.
  7. Generalize the 7 likely attitudes regarding unproductive meetings.
  8. Give examples of what should be done to conduct productive meetings.
  9. Summarize recommended approache s to handle team conflict.
  10. Relate the importance of mission and vision to strengthening internal communication.
  11. Give examples of how a university can build and maintain a positive organizational image.




Business and professional communication: Principles and skills for leadership (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Beebe, S. A., & Mottet, T. P.
ISBN: 9780133973488
Price: $75.40

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu