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Leadership, Teams, & Organizations
Fall 2014 Instructor: Paul Ryder, Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 595-‐9935
Office: Malloy 234
Teaching Assistant: Mackenzie O'Donnell. (415) 847-‐0439. firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours by appointment. Office hours can be scheduled either with Mackenzie or me up to 48 hours in advance. I will also be available after class on Thursdays. My office is on the Hilltop Campus. I also share an office on the 5th floor with Dr. Vijay Mehrotra. If you schedule a meeting time, please be sure to indicate location as well.
Classroom location: 101 Howard Street Campus. Section 1 meets in Room 527 and Section 2 meets in Room 453.
Classroom day/times: Tuesday and Thursday from either 9:00-‐10:50 (Section 2) or 11:00-‐12:50 (Section 1).
This course blends the theory and practice of effective leadership in the spirit of the Jesuit Tradition of principled service to others. Although theory is at the heart of this course, practice is where the real leadership learning happens. Through the use of experiential exercises, simulations, cases, dialogue, and reflection, students enhance their authentic leadership skills at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Topics explored include: the leadership-‐management relationship, motivational models, team dynamics, decision-‐making, power, and organizational culture.
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This course focuses on helping you become more effective in leading, working in teams, and influencing organizational processes and culture. Using the Jesuit framework of "becoming a man or woman for others," this course employs a variety of texts, cases, role plays, teamwork assignments and projects, simulations, experiential exercises, personal assessments, and reflection to help you develop a more sensitive inner awareness of yourself as well as a sharpen your outer awareness of the team and organizational contexts with which you interact.
I will work with you in three distinct ways: instructor, coach, and guide. As an instructor, I will cover the most important leadership, team, and organizational theories. Using readings and cases, you will learn a new vocabulary and a new way of looking at yourself vis a vis teams and organizational systems. As a coach, I will help you learn the most important skills in becoming a leader, team player, and influencer. Using role plays, live team projects, and simulations, you will demonstrate your understanding and abilities in these key skill areas. Finally, as a guide, I will help you awaken your own inner sensitivity to yourself and the contexts in which you operate. Using experiential activities, personal assessments, and reflection, we will work together to develop your own self-‐awareness. My role, as...