This course is designed to make students better leaders in teams while some of the principles can be applied to organizations. To achieve this objective, I will provide students with various principles and strategies drawn on solid empirical research to help future managers increase the probability of success. Students will learn both the conceptual understanding and the behavioral skills required to lead teams and organizations successfully.
Students will draw from their own experiences in discussing team and organization management skills and learn from classmates’ experience sharing. Topics will include strengths-based leadership, team selection, team decision-making, team creativity, team diagnosis, team conflict, etc.
In addition, students will learn how to manage and work in cross-cultural teams through the final team project in which students will be paired up with students from different countries when there are exchange students.
This course is interactive, analytical, and sometimes experiential. We will use case studies, class exercises, and videos to stimulate class discussions.
Each class will begin by me giving an overview and introduction to the topic. We will then have a group scheduled to present summaries of the assigned readings and cases. I will facilitate the class discussions about the case and the readings when I expect that every student is well prepared for the class discussion. The class will end with a discussion of potential applications and a review.