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Organization Behavior

ORG_BEH 307-DL : Leadership Principles


This course introduces the theory and practice of leadership: the capacity to mobilize group resources to affect fundamental change in organizations. Within the past few years, the concept of leadership has shifted from the standard brick and mortar or in-person leader to the concept and necessity of the virtual leader and hybrid teams. As such, topics for this course will include understanding organizations as complex social systems; the difference between leadership and managerial authority; navigating the politics of competing factions within organizations to achieve shared goals; how a firm-wide, national, or global event like a pandemic can jolt the very definition of leadership and further require technological advancements, organizational transformation, and proactive and reactive change; emotional intelligence and the role of building and maintaining relationships of trust to drive optimal performance and continuous improvement; and the role of leadership in creating an environment in which risk-taking and innovative solutions are encouraged, learned from, and rewarded. The class, as well as students' experiences, will serve as foundational learning and ultimately become case studies in leadership.

Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/23 - 03/18/23Asynch
Asynch 20
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Patterson, Adam
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