The need for strong organizational leadership has never been greater. Adaptive and nimble leadership is required to succeed in our rapidly changing global marketplace. Yet, the field of leadership is vast with no real consensus on what it takes to be an exemplary leader. Through a review of current and past literature and recent empirical research, students will compare and contrast several leadership theories. Students will choose an in-depth focus on a leadership area of interest and will also be required to apply one leadership theory in their business life. Students will leave the course with an overview of leadership studies, knowledge of important scholarly and practitioner work, and practice applying a theory in the business world.