Global Leadership Model
Three Fundamental Dimensions
The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology has crafted and adopted a Global Leadership model as a guide for development of student capabilities. The college model, illustrated as intersecting circles in the figure below, focuses on three fundamental dimensions of leadership:
1. The leader as an individual: This dimension, labeled Personal Characteristics, is focused on the foundational characteristics that an individual leader must build and cultivate.
2. The leader in an organization: This dimension, labeled Organizational Skills, is focused on the basic skills that an effective leader must understand and implement in organizations.
3. The leader in a global system: This dimension, labeled Global and Cultural Perspective, is focused on the perspectives and knowledge that an influential leader in today’s global setting must develop.
Student learning outcomes have been defined for each of the leadership dimensions described above. These outcomes have been carefully chosen to define the characteristics and skills of a graduate who is on a trajectory towards global leadership competency.
A graduate prepared to be a leader:
1. is committed to the highest standard of integrity, prepared to handle issues with ethical implications and able to make wise, value-based decisions.
2. effectively solves problems through sound reasoning and innovative thinking, with genuine concern for others.
3. is self-aware and strives to constantly improve.
A graduate prepared to be a leader in an organization:
1. develops and practices effective interpersonal skills.
2. understands group dynamics, teamwork, and how to function as a productive member of a team.
3. can articulate a vision, formulate a strategy and develop plans to accomplish project and organizational goals.
A graduate prepared to lead and have influence in a global setting:
1. understands the impact of the global economy and international business environment on organizations and communities.
2. appreciates the value and impact of culture and diversity in the composition and operation of organizations
3. understands and is prepared to address important global concerns such as global climate change, population growth, clean water, energy, etc.