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Business Leadership Learning Targets

Business-Marketing, Business Leadership

ALT 2 - Vision and Goals

Understand the importance and fundamentals of a vision and establishing goals.

AST 2.1 - Goals  :  I can define goal and discuss the three categories of goals.

AST 2.2 - Vision  :  I can discuss how the leader communicates the vision and sets the example in creating the vision.

AST 2.3 - Definition of Goals  :  I can define goal and discuss the three categories of goals.

AST 2.4 - Setting Goals  :  I can describe the basic steps in setting goals.

AST 2.5 - Goal Commitment  :  I can explain how the organization obtains goal commitment.

ALT 1 - Business Leadership

Understand the meaning, theory and styles of leadership.

AST 1.1 - Define Leadership  :  I can define leadership and discuss whether leadership is a science or an art.

AST 1.2 - Leadership  :  I can describe the differences between leadership and management and explain how leaders are made instead of born.

AST 1.3 - Conclusions  :  I can explain the major conclusions of the trait and behavioral theories.

AST 1.4 - Leadership Style  :  I can define what is meant by a “leadership style”.

AST 1.5 - Styles of Leadership  :  I can describe the three classic styles of leadership.

AST 1.6 - Situational Leadership  :  I can explain situational leadership.

AST 1.7 - Theories  :  I can explain the difference between Theory X and Theory Y.

AST 1.8 - Leadership Style  :  I can describe how a person develops his/her personal leadership style.

ALT 3 - Time Management

Understand the importance of time management and time management techniques.

AST 3.1 - Define Time Management  :  I can define time management.

AST 3.2 - Principals of Time Management  :  I can explain the governing principles of time management.

AST 3.3 - Identify Guidelines  :  I can identify several effective time management guidelines.

AST 3.4 - Management Tools  :  I can describe several meeting management tools for effective leadership.

AST 3.5 - Delegation  :  I can discuss why delegation is an important tool for effective time management.

AST 3.6 - Five Step Process  :  I can describe the five step process of delegation.

ALT 4 - Effective Strategies

Understand effective strategies for communication.

AST 4.1 - Effective Communication  :  I can explain what constitutes effective communication.

AST 4.2 - Levels of Communication  :  I can understand the multiple basic levels of communication.

AST 4.3 - Non-Verbal Communication  :  I can recognize the value of non-verbal communication.

AST 4.4 - Identify Types of Communication  :  I can identify historical types of communication in leadership.

ALT 5 - Making Sound Decisions

Understand the process for making sound decisions.

AST 5.1 - Decision Making  :  I can define decision making.

AST 5.2 - Steps of Decision Making  :  I can discuss the steps of sound decision making.

AST 5.3 - Describe Techniques  :  I can describe several decision making techniques.

AST 5.4 - Identify Benefits  :  I can identify the benefits of group decision making.

ALT 6 - Understanding Ethics

Understand the importance and application of ethics.

AST 6.1 - Morals and Ethics  :  I can discuss the difference between moral problems and ethical dilemmas.

AST 6.2 - Social Responsibility  :  I can define social responsibility.

AST 6.3 - Behavior  :  I can discuss leaders and ethical behavior.

ALT 7 - Content

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

AST 7.1 - Introducing a Topic  :  I can introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

AST 7.2 - Developing a Topic  :  I can develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.

AST 7.3 - Using Transitions and Syntax  :  I can use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

AST 7.4 - Managing the Topic  :  I can use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

AST 7.5 - Establishing Style and Tone  :  I can establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

AST 7.6 - Providing a Conclusion  :  I can provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic.

ALT 8 - Using Digital Media

Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

AST 8.1 - Presentation Software  :  I can demonstrate effective use of presentation software.

AST 8.2 - Creating Presentations  :  I can create a presentation that combines various forms of presentation of concepts.

AST 8.3 - Performing Presentations  :  I can perform a presentation in front of an audience of my peers.

ALT 9 - Professional SkillsStudents will apply and demonstrate key professional skills to facilitate business success and to progress in business, accounting, marketing, sales, and service careers.

AST 9.1 - Communication Skills  :  I can articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.

AST 9.2 - Effective Feedback  :  I can incorporate feedback effectively.

AST 9.3 - Time Management  :  I can utilize time and manage workload efficiently in order to complete tasks without direct oversight.

AST 9.4 - Presentation  :  I can present myself professionally and ethically.