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Organization Behavior

ORG_BEH 307-CN : Leadership Principles and Practices


This course introduces the theory and practice of leadership: the capacity to mobilize group resources to affect fundamental change in organizations. Topics include understanding organizations as complex social systems; the difference between leadership and authority; navigating the politics of competing factions within organizations to achieve shared goals; emotional intelligence and the emerging neuroscience of leadership; the role of personal presence in establishing trust in leader-follower relationships; and the role of leadership in creating an environment in which risk-taking and innovative solutions are encouraged. The classroom, as well as students' experiences, become case studies in leadership. First class attendance is mandatory. This course combines classroom lecture and discussion with an online component. For the lecture and discussion components, this course is paired with another session of the BLP program, and meetings are held on alternate Saturdays: 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19. The first in-person session will be done virtually.

Fall 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/20/22 - 12/10/22Sa
9 a.m. – noonWieboldt Hall 40617
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Bayard, Aleen
Chicago Campus
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