Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PB 742 - Leadership and Development

Modern organizations are complex systems where significant change is very difficult. Regardless of one’s position or status, it is necessary to learn how to influence one’s organization and potentially lead, even in the absence of formal authority.  This course provides relevant theory and practical tools to help team members, middle managers and executives understand how to diagnose organizational complexity; build on natural influence skills and apply contemporary leadership theory to real work challenges.  Much of the course focuses on four organizational theory categories: structure, culture, people issues and power/politics.  Simulations and role plays are used to surface real world challenges and questions.  The outcome of the course is a document that describes each student’s individual planned approach to influence and lead. 

Credits: 2