Leadership, Welcome to Abilene & Brave New World!

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

Class Meeting Times: Mondays-Wednesdays, 11-12:20 PM, 38-213

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

Student Support:       Hany Makhlouf Academic Center for Student Support (38-114)

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 also given to students free of charge as a collection of articles:
Obedience to Authority, ISBN: 006131983X, Stanley Milgram (free on Google), free downloadable PDF (in UDC Library on Reserve)
The Prince (click for free download), Niccolo Machiavelli (free on Google Books)

Optional:

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, ISBN: 0712658890, Norman Dixon (in UDC Library on Reserve), 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 (in UDC Library on Reserve)
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 (in UDC Library on Reserve)
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:

Wed, Jan 8, #1

 

Introduction

 

Week 2:

Mon, Jan 13, #2

 

Introduction

Banning Laptops

Wed, Jan 15, #3

Syllabus Q&A

Language, Reflexivity, Primary and Secondary Sources

 Constructing Collaboration

Week 3:

Mon, Jan 20, –

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance (University Closed)

Wed, Jan 22, #4

Assignment 0-A: books

“How Are We Doing?”

class discussion of leadership principles and values

Leadership Values at:
-          Google
-          Yahoo
-          Microsoft
-          Amazon
-          Apple
-          Army
-          IBM
-          AA
-          Uber
-          University

Week 4:

Mon, Jan 27, #5

Assignment 0-B: voting

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

Harvey – Cheating
 

 

Wed, Jan 29, #6

Movie: Race for Berlin[4]

 

Collaboration vs. Competition in Organizations, case study

Deming – 1
Milgram – 1, 2
Machiavelli – 1-6
 
Productive Narcissist

HBR Article

 

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

Week 5:

Mon, Feb 3, #7

Paper 1

Leadership Decision-Making

Dixon – 3 (large font)

(in UDC Library on Reserve)

Wed, Feb 5, #8

 

Rational and Irrational Leadership Decision-Making

Milgram – 3, 4

Machiavelli – 7, 8

Week 6:

Mon, Feb 10, #9

 

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

Deming – 2
Milgram – 5, 6

Machiavelli – 9, 10, 11

Wed, Feb 12, #10

Movie: Challenger (case study)

Leadership Case Study

Milgram – 7

Machiavelli – 12, 13

Week 7:

Mon, Feb 17, –

President's Day Observed (University Closed)

Wed, Feb 18, #11

 

Term Project Topic Discussion

Deming – 3
Machiavelli – 14, 15

 

Week 8:

Mon, Feb 24, #12

Great Book Extra Credit Selection Deadline

Team Forming, Topic Selection, & Project Work

Deming – 4
Milgram – 8, 9

Machiavelli – 16, 17

Wed, Feb 26, #13

Paper 2

Building a Social Business
Structure of the Organization

 

Milgram – 10
Machiavelli – 18
EJ Levels with You

Week 9:

Mon, Mar 2, #14

Great Book Extra Credit Selection Deadline

Building a Social Business

Deming – 5
Milgram – 11

Machiavelli – 19

Wed, Mar 4, #15

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

Case Study, Ethical and Social Responsibility
Discussion/Case of a Black Swan Presented
Building a Social Business

Team / Individual Project Work & Review

Deming – 6
Milgram – 12
Machiavelli – 20

Long View of Lead

 

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

Week 10:

Mon, Mar 9, –

Spring Break – Have Fun!! J

Wed, Mar 11, –

Week 11:

Mon, Mar 16, #16

 

Leadership Theories and Application: Thinkers and Practitioners

Machiavelli – 21

Best Officers Leaving

Wed, Mar 18, #17

 

Leadership Theories: W. Edwards Deming

Milgram – 13

Machiavelli – 22, 23

Week 12:

Mon, Mar 23, #18

 

Leadership Theories: W. Edwards Deming

Milgram – 14

Wed, Mar 25, #19

 

Obedience to Authority

Machiavelli – 25

4-star General, 5-star Grace

Week 13:

Mon, Mar 30, #20

 

Obedience to Authority

Milgram – 15

Machiavelli – 26

Wed, April 1, #21

 

Team / Individual Project Work & Review


Week 14:

Mon, April 6, #22

Exams 2 & 3

General Review

 

Wed, April 8, #23

Exam 1

(Remember Assignment 0-B: voting)


Week 15:

Mon, April 13, #24

 

Presentations – great book extra credit

 

Wed, April 15, #25

 

Team / Individual Project Work & Review

 

Week 16:

Mon, April 20, #26

 

Presentations – paper 3 (term project)

 

Wed, April 22, #27

Paper 3, graduating seniors Exams 2 & 3 (additional), graduating seniors

Presentations – paper 3 (term project),

Class Party

Week 17:

Wed, April 29, #28

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.