OML-620 Organizational Management and Leadership II

This course focuses on how skills and abilities in leadership and management can be developed and applied by individuals in order to make a difference in organizations, communities, or societies. The course looks first at exemplary leaders, both those who are well known and national or international in their scope (e.g., Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Mohandas Gandhi) and those who are not well known (e.g., everyday people who have exercised moral leadership or community leadership), all with special consideration of the moral aspects of effective leadership in several different contexts. It then looks at how individuals can develop leadership and act with authenticity, integrity, and creativity, all with special consideration of exercising leadership as a 'whole person' who must balance responsibilities to home, work, and community. Ultimately, the course is intended to help students become more effective leaders in contexts where they currently serve or in contexts to which they aspire. The course is based in the belief that leadership involves moral/ethical dimensions and that effective leadership equals good leadership; that is, that it includes service to others and to contexts beyond the self as well as qualities such as authenticity and integrity.

Note: This course builds upon ORG-502: Leadership and Management in the 21st Century, although that course is not a prerequisite to OML-620. While there is some overlap in content between the two, OML-620 has a far greater emphasis on application and skill development than ORG-502.

Credits: 3

Offered in Sep 2020, Jan 2021

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