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Discover the Leader in You: Six Questions to Ask Yourself

Started Jun 18, 2018

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Course Date:

Started Jun 18, 2018




4 hrs/week



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All of us lead. This is an essential truth of leadership. Where we lead and when we lead varies. We assume the role of leader in different settings – it may be professional, volunteer, civic, or personal. Every leader is also a follower and colleague. Regardless of setting, leaders face many similar challenges. Over the course of six modules, this course will help you discover the leader in you. Together we will examine theory, research, and practice to explore the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of emerging issues that you, as a leader, will encounter.


Students who complete this course will learn to:

  • Define the unique role of a leader in an organization (including a distinction between leadership and management)
  • Analyze an individual’s traits and strengths and how they apply to leadership
  • Contrast the varied roles that all leaders fulfill
  • Evaluate how effective leaders use a variety of tools to accomplish their goals
  • Examine how the leader serves as a catalyst for change
  • Examine the importance of leadership development for organizational success

Target Audience: Life long learners, all are welcome.

Course is offered by Austin Peay State University.

Course Instructors

Loretia Duncan

Loretia Duncan


Loretia Duncan earned a Master of Science in Management from Austin Peay State University (APSU) and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice through Trevecca Nazarene University. Read More.

Loretia has over 15 years of higher education experience at APSU. Loretia currently leads state authorization and distance education compliance initiatives at APSU. Loretia’s research interests include online student success in the digital age of learning and artificial intelligence.

Dr. William Rayburn

Dr. William Rayburn

Content Creator

Dr. William Rayburn is the Chair of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Administration at Austin Peay State University (APSU). He has been a faculty member at APSU since 1993 and additionally has also served as the Director of the School of Business and as Faculty Senate President in the past. Read More.

Dr. Rayburn has his Doctor of Business Administration in Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors of Engineering degrees from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Rayburn’s scholarly interests include power, influence, and leadership as a catalyst for change.