OBL 441 - Organizational Leadership (4)

Analyzes leadership styles with an emphasis on what constitutes effective leadership given the organization and its context. It focuses on how leaders emerge and assume responsibility within learning organizations while assessing leadership styles, values, and skills for empowering individuals as they confront organizational challenges. Visionary leadership within a framework of social responsibility will also be examined. Students study the structures and processes that formally and informally shape individual and organizational perspectives and behaviors. Emphasis is on relationships and interdependencies that impact organizational functioning and the organization's ability to adapt to ambiguity and uncertainty.