Welcome to Leadership in Organizations! As a strategic leader, I spent most of my years in business as a situational leader, as well as having the academic background in leadership. This class will be full of readings, videos, narratives, guest lectures, and exercises all geared toward helping the student understand the elusive and critical role of leadership in and out of organizations. The aim is to run the class like a seminar, with an informal meeting atmosphere, sharing and discussing ideas, thoughts, and experiences from these sources.
This is your class. As the days evolves, we will seize other opportunities, as they present themselves, that add value to your learning. My expectation of you is that on occasions you will lead the discussions, challenge your minds to think and articulate your answers and comments just as you would in a business environment. I trust you to make all these lectures memorable. If you are unable to attend an assigned lecture you will be required to write a 1-page paper outlining your independent research of the missed topic and send it to our email address at the top of this syllabi.
Please note that this syllabus SHOULD change. It is an evolving process, just as your professional life will be, based on interests, world events, and our progress. Should this happen, all updates will be sent to you via an email address you have provided, but you are responsible for keeping up with the changes of your own accord as well.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Engage in Leadership Level Critical Thinking
- Increase self-awareness for development and personal growth
- Make decisions that incorporate all levels of systems thinking impact on individuals, organizations, and the world at large
- Recognize the importance of good Leadership and Followership
- Cope effectively with ambiguity