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Sergey Ivanov, Ph.D.

Discovering unused organizational potential: government, multinationals, military
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Management of HR, Welcome to Abilene!

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

Class Meeting Times: Mon-Wed, 5:30-8:50 PM, 38-213

Live Online Access: (emergencies only)

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

Course Readings:


Hiring Talent: Decoding Levels of Work in the Behavioral InterviewISBN: 0988916517, Tom Foster

Requisite Organization: The CEO's Guide to Creative Structure and Leadership, ISBN: 096210700X, Elliott Jaques

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

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

Additional Readings & Video Lectures:

1)      EJ Levels with You

2)      Eichmann in the Organization

3)      Long View of Leadership

4)      Why Our Best Officers Are Leaving

5)      In Praise of Hierarchy

6)      The Great CEO Pay Heist

7)      One more time: How do you motivate employees

-          Video Lecture 1: Feararchy and Organizations

-          Video Lecture 2: Organizational Design Concepts

Due Dates:


Date Due:

Paper 1

Monday – May 22

Paper 2

Monday – June 5

Book(s) and Articles Journal

Wednesday – June 14

Paper 3 (term project)

Wednesday – June 21 (last day of the summer semester)

Great Book/Other Extra Credit

Wednesday – June 21 (last day of the summer semester)

Optional Additional Readings:


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

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

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

The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli (free on Google Books)

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

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

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, ISBN: 0712658890, Norman Dixon, free access online

Obedience to Authority, ISBN: 006131983X, Stanley Milgram (free on Google), free downloadable PDFThe Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on ManagementISBN: 0787902772, Jerry B. Harvey

Requisite Organization, ISBN: 1886436045, Elliott Jaques

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

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

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

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

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

It's All About Work: Organizing Your Company To Get Work DoneISBN: 0988639602, Stephen D. Clement

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

Escape from Freedom, ISBN: 0805031499, Erich Fromm

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

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

Professor's Contact Information:

(202) 274-6833

Skype:   sergeygw


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