Leadership and Organizational Behavior
This course explores the various leadership theories. The course focuses on leadership's role and responsibilities in the maintenance and improvement of productivity, quality, and the competitive position of the enterprise. Critical issues such as employee motivation, interpersonal perception, communication, accommodation of the individual to the organization, individual career development, organizational impact on individual and group work behavior through design of work, and methods of evaluation and rewarding work effectiveness are explored. Students will assess their personal leadership styles. The areas of individual behavior, informal and formal organizational structure, and group dynamics will be related to leadership style and effectiveness in managing change. Students will also critically examine and learn conflict resolution skills.