The degree of success of an organization is often linked to the characteristics if its leadership team. Organizational change initiative pressures, new employee expectations, and global, political, and demographic challenges are all factors adding to the complexity of the leader’s role. This course studies the traits of effective business leaders over the years and expands those observations to identify behaviors that are appropriate and expected in the current century. The leader’s role in expediting planned change will be studied as well as the sources, application and consequences of power. Students who plan to achieve an executive leadership position in a business organization would benefit from this course.