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ORGL-50900 Leadership: Theories, Practices and Context

Credits: 
3

This course provides an analysis of foundational theories and practices of leadership, emphasizing the application of theoretical concepts to real-life situations. Also examined are the impact of organizational history and structure on today's leadership challenges. Psychometric instruments used in this course: Big Five Personality Test, Type A, Locus of Control, Machiavelli Scale, Emotional Intelligence, modified MBTI, Self-Monitoring, Narcissism.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss a broad range of leadership theories, across disciplines, which help to clarify the dynamic interaction between leaders and followers.
  2. Explain how leadership is a social phenomenon which includes contextual, historical and cultural perspectives.
  3. Compare and contrast traditional autocratic leadership styles with participative and servant leadership approaches.
  4. Defend the importance of follower involvement in the leadership cycle with particular emphasis on motivation, power and influence.
  5. Examine factors related to change leadership that impact organizational effectiveness and external adaptation.
  6. Create a self-reflective leadership assessment to help foster personal goals and leadership development.

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