CF 670 — Graduate Seminar: Advanced Topics in Leadership

4 credits; 4 lecture hours

Focuses on senior-management level strategic leadership and decision-making. Reading assignments highlight leadership, management theory, and organizational behavior. Case studies, industry guest lecturers and workshops explore actual business responses to strategic issues. Topics include emotional intelligence/leadership personality profiles, situational leadership, influencing skills, cross-cultural and global leadership, team leadership, change management, mentoring/coaching, negotiation skills and corporate ethics. Students will develop and foster their own appropriate, respectful and consistent leadership style that is adaptive to the culture or situation within their organization, division and department. Students will gain an understanding of how their leadership style and actions impact the achievement of corporate goals and influence the actions of peers, team members, direct reports, senior management, the corporate culture, and greater community of stakeholders.