|Content: What makes a good leader? How can I improve my leadership skills? What does a leader actually do? How does a leader create and add value? What is the basis of leadership? This course addresses these questions and others including those that each student brings into the classroom. With your experiences as input, together with a variety of learning resources such as classical readings, contemporary films and important speeches, we will explore the practical side of leadership development.
As part of this course, students will participate in a team research project. This team project provides the opportunity for one on one contact with senior officers of major organizations with the goal of 'field testing' selected course concepts and drawing action implications from their analysis. Each team will present its results in an interactive forum with their classmates.
This course will challenge students to extend the boundaries of their own knowledge. Your primary task as a student of leadership is to develop a point of view on the few themes that matter most to you. Upon completion of this course, students will have had the opportunity to consider both their classmates' and their own beliefs about the roles of leader, manager, and follower and assess how they want to apply these lessons to their own practice of leadership in the business world.