What are the differences between effective leaders and effective managers of complex organizations, or are they one and the same? If different, what are the key elements making each successful, and are there any critical dynamics or interdependencies among these elements? Finally, are there important distinctions between the factors required for success by leaders/managers in different domains or cultures, and by leaders/managers of different genders or ethnicities? In this course, we will wrestle with these questions by examining both successful and unsuccessful leadership and management of complex organizations in a number of domains, including the worlds of business, non-profits, higher education, the military, government, and others. Our primary means of doing so will be through case studies, supplemented by readings from noted leadership and management thinkers, and by the appearance of several distinguished guest speakers.
The Class: Type: seminar for the first half of the course and tutorial for the second half
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, several brief (1 to 2 pages) response papers, a short midterm paper, & a longer final paper, which will be written by a team of two students during the tutorial portion of the course
Extra Info: the final paper will focus on two cases of each team's choice
Extra Info 2: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: Leadership Studies concentrators and sophomores, juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership