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Leadership, Welcome to Abilene!

Resources:                   Syllabus, Jerry Harvey's Definition of Cheating, Class Lecture - Whiteboard Notes

Class Meeting Times: Mon-Wed, 12:30-1:50 PM, 38-213 (104)

Live Online Access:     https://join.freeconferencecall.com/sivanov (emergencies only)

Office Hours:              Before/after class, and by appointment (online, day, evenings, and weekends)

Course Readings:

Required:

The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education, ISBN: 0911379053, W. Edwards Deming


These books are given to students free of charge as a collection of articles:


Obedience to Authority, ISBN: 006131983X, Stanley Milgram (free on Google), free downloadable PDF


The Prince(click for free download), Niccolo Machiavelli (free on Google Books)

 

Optional:

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, ISBN: 0712658890, Norman Dixon, free access online, Chapter – 3 (large font)

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to TodayISBN: 1594204047, Thomas E. Ricks

A General Theory of Bureaucracy, ISBN: 0435824783, Elliott Jaques

Out of the Crisis, ISBN: 0262541157, W. Edwards Deming

The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness, ISBN: 0465007694, James J. Lynch

A Cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness, ISBN: 1890862118, James J. Lynch

The Principles of Scientific Management, ISBN: 0393003981, Frederick Taylor

Organization, ISBN: 0140217606, Wilfred Brown

Swatting Flies and Telling Lies: Stories of a Mad Organizational Consultant, Jerry B. Harvey

Executive Leadership: A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity, ISBN: 0962107018, Elliott Jaques, Stephen D. Clement

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, ISBN: 0140187650, Hannah Arendt

Escape from Freedom, ISBN: 0805031499, Erich Fromm

Our Own Worst Enemy, ISBN: 0708840388, Norman F. Dixon

How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back My Fingerprints Are on the Knife? And Other Meditations on Management, ISBN: 0787947873, Jerry Harvey

The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, ISBN: 0684848589, M. Scott Peck

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, ISBN: 0684848597, M. Scott Peck

Requisite Organization, ISBN: 1886436045, Elliott Jaques

Social Power and the CEO, ISBN: 1567205518, Elliott Jaques

Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, ISBN: 1422104141, Michael Maccoby

The Leaders We Need, ISBN: 1422101665, Michael Maccoby

Accountability Leadership: How to Strengthen Productivity Through Sound Managerial Leadership, ISBN: 1564145514, Gerald A. Kraines

The Art of War, ISBN: 0195014766, Sun Tzu (author), Samuel Griffith (translator)

The Age of Fallibility, ISBN: 1586483595, George Soros

The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, ISBN: 0674940520, Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory--A Clear Explanation that Anyone Can Understand, ISBN: 0517029618, Albert Einstein

Man's Search for Meaning, ISBN: 0807014273, Viktor E. Frankl

Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality, ISBN: 0415092353, Richard G. Wilkinson

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs, ISBN: 1586488244, Muhammad Yunus

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, ISBN: 0307473333, Michio Kaku

The Prophet, ISBN: 0394404289, Kahlil Gibran


Date[1], Session[2]

Project Due

Additional Theme

Readings[3]

Week 1:

Mon, Aug 21, #1

 

Introduction

 

Wed, Aug 23, #2

Assignment 0-A: books

Introduction

Banning Laptops

Week 2:

Mon, Aug 28, #3

 

Language, Reflexivity, Primary and Secondary Sources

 Constructing Collaboration

Wed, Aug 30, #4

Syllabus Q&A

Cheating, Ethical and Moral Principles, Anaclitic Depression Blues, Loneliness, Conversation

Harvey – Cheating

Harvey – Feedback

Week 3:

Mon, Sep 4, –

Labor Day Observance (University Closed)

Wed, Sep 6, #5

Movie: Race for Berlin[4]

 

Collaboration vs. Competition in Organizations

Deming – 1

Milgram – 1

Machiavelli – 1, 2

NASA Researchers

Week 4:

Mon, Sep 11, #6

Assignment 0-B: voting

Collaboration vs. Competition in Organizations (continued)

Deming – 2

Milgram – 2

Machiavelli – 3, 4, 5

Wed, Sep 13, #7

Paper 1

“How Are We Doing?”

class discussion of organizations and organizational experience

Machiavelli – 6

Productive Narcissist

HBR Article

 

Video Lecture 1: Feararchy and Organizations (additional make-up class)

Week 5:

Mon, Sep 18, #8

 

Leadership Characteristics / Case Study

Dixon – 3 (large font)

Deming – 3, 4

Wed, Sep 20, #9

 

Leadership Characteristics / Case Study (continued)

Milgram – 3, 4

Machiavelli – 7, 8

Week 6:

Mon, Sep 25, #10

 

Term Project Topic Discussion

Deming – 5

Milgram – 5, 6

Machiavelli – 9, 10, 11

Wed, Sep 27, #11

Movie:Challenger (case study)

Team Forming, Topic Selection, & Project Work

Deming – 6

Milgram – 7

Machiavelli – 12, 13

Week 7:

Mon, Oct 2, #12

 

 

Deming – 7

Machiavelli – 14, 15

Wed, Oct 4, #13

Paper 2

Systems Analysis, Binds of the Organization, Defects, Accountability, case study of defects

Milgram – 8, 9

Machiavelli – 16, 17

Week 8:

Mon, Oct 9, –

Columbus Day Observance (University Closed)

Wed, Oct 11, #14

Movie: Corporate Leadership

Leadership Role, Authorities, Accountabilities, Definition of Leadership

Deming – 8

Milgram – 10

Machiavelli – 18

EJ Levels with You

Week 9:

Mon, Oct 16, #15

Great Book Extra Credit Selection Deadline

Deming – 9

Milgram – 11

Machiavelli – 19

Wed, Oct 18, #16

 

Building a Social Business

Structure of the Organization

 

Milgram – 12

Deming – 10

Machiavelli – 20

Long View of Lead

 

Video Lecture 2: Organizational Design Concepts (additional make-up class)

Week 10:

Mon, Oct 23, #17

Movie:Food Inc. and Tyson Foods (case study)

Case Study, Ethical and Social Responsibility

Machiavelli – 21

Best Officers Leaving

Wed, Oct 25, #18

 

Discussion/Case of a Black Swan Presented

 

Milgram – 13

Machiavelli – 22, 23

Week 11:

Mon, Oct 30, #19

 

Leadership Decision-Making

Milgram – 14

Wed, Nov 1, #20

 

Rational and Irrational Leadership Decision-making

Machiavelli – 25

4-star General, 5-star Grace

Week 12:

Mon, Nov 6, #21

 

Obedience to Authority

 

Milgram – 15

Machiavelli – 26

Wed, Nov 8, #22

 

Moral, Ethical, and Spiritual Issues of Organizations

 

Week 13:

Mon, Nov 13, #23

Exams 2 & 3

General Review


Wed, Nov 15, #24

Exam 1

 (Remember Assignment 0-B: voting)


Week 14:

Mon, Nov 20, #25

 

Team / Individual Project Work & Review

 

Wed, Nov 22, #26

 

Team / Individual Project Work & Review


Week 15:

Mon, Nov 27, #27

 

Presentations – great book extra credit

Team / Individual Project Work & Review

 

Wed, Nov 29, #28

 

Presentations – paper 3 (term project)

 

Week 16:

Mon, Dec 4, #29

 

Presentations – paper 3 (term project)

 

Wed, Dec 6, #30

 

Presentations – paper 3 (term project)

 

Week 17:

Mon, Dec 11, #31

Paper 3 (final version)

Exams 2 & 3 (additional)

 



[1] Dates and topics on the syllabus may change slightly to accommodate the class’ needs.

[3] All assigned reading is due before class; for a complete required reading list, please visit the class’ website at www.SergeyIvanov.org (all articles are posted as PDF files on the class web site – italicized above).

[4]All movies used in class are mini-movies on a specific topic to encourage and enhance the class conversation.


Professor's Contact Information:

(202) 274-6833

sivanov@udc.edu

Skype:   sergeygw

www.SergeyIvanov.org

 

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