Summer 2020 - Leadership, Welcome to Abilene & Brave New World!

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

Class Meeting Times: Mondays-Wednesdays, 5:30-8:50 PM, online

Live Online Access:     https://zoom.us/j/6560275446,               Zoom Meeting ID:            656 027 5446

Student Support:       Hany Makhlouf Academic Center for Student Support

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

Course Readings:

Required:  these books are also given to students free of charge as a collection of articles:

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

#[1]

Date[2]

Project Due

Additional Theme

Readings[3]

 

Week 1:

1

Mon, June 29

Syllabus and other Q&A

 

Introduction

Language, Reflexivity, Primary and Secondary Sources

Banning Laptops

2

Wed, July 1

Paper 1
 
 
 
 

 

“How Are We Doing?”
class discussion of leadership principles and values
 
Definition of Leadership
Leadership Roles

Discussion of Good & Bad Leaders

Leadership Values & Crises (read any recent article and discuss in class)


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

 

Week 2:

3

Mon, July 6

Assignment 0-B: voting
 
 
Movie: Race for Berlin[4]

 

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

Collaboration vs. Competition in Organizations and Society, case study

Harvey – Cheating
 
 
 

The Battle for Berlin

4

Wed, July 8

Paper 2

Leadership Characteristics, case study

 Dixon – 3 (large font)


Video Lecture 2: Leadership in Times of Crises (additional make-up class)

 

Week 3:

5

Mon, July 13

 

Leadership Characteristics, case study continued

 

6

Wed, July 15

Great Book Credit Selection Deadline

Leadership Accountability

Deming – 1-3

 

Week 4:

7

Mon, July 20

 

Obedience to Authority

Milgram – 1-6

8

Wed, July 22

 

Term Project Topic Discussion

EJ Levels with You
Long View of Lead


Video Lecture 3: Organizational Design Concepts (additional make-up class)

 

Week 5:

9

Mon, July 27

Exams 2 & 3

General Review


10

Wed, July 29

Exam 1

Remember Assignment 0-B: voting

 

 

Week 6:

11

Mon, Aug 3

 

Presentations – great book extra credit

Team / Individual Project Work & Review

 

12

Wed, Aug 5

Paper 3 (final version)

 

Presentations – paper 3 term project



[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.