Leadership, Welcome to Abilene & Brave New World!

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

Class Meeting Times: Mon-Wed, 5:30-8:50pm (6-9:20pm), online

Live Online Access:     https://zoom.us/j/6560275446?pwd=Q3Y1Vk5jZ2lXY1I4QkNxem9Bb1dCQT09

              Zoom Meeting ID:            656 027 5446                      Passcode: udc

Student Support:       Hany Makhlouf Academic Center for Student Support

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

Course Readings:


Management Productivity Multipliers: Tools for Accountability, Leadership, and Productivity, ISBN: 1632651831, Gerald Kraines
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)
Leadership, ISBN: 0078112656, Richard Hughes, Robert Ginnett, Gordon Curphy (in UDC Library on Reserve)


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



Project Due

Additional Theme



Wed, July 7

Syllabus and other Q&A



Language, Reflexivity, Primary and Secondary Sources

Banning Laptops



Paper 1 Presentation






“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)



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



Paper 2 Presentation

Leadership Characteristics, case study

 Dixon – 3 (large font)

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




Leadership Characteristics, case study continued

Kraines – 1



Great Book Credit Selection Deadline

Leadership Accountability

Deming – 1-3




Obedience to Authority

Milgram – 1-6




Term Project Topic Discussion

EJ Levels with You

Long View of Lead

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



Exams 2 & 3

General Review



Exam 1

Remember Assignment 0-B: voting





Team / Individual Project Work & Review



Paper 3 (final version)


Presentations – great book extra credit, paper 3 term project, & class party

[1] Dates and topics on the syllabus may change slightly to accommodate the class’ needs.
[2] UDC Academic Calendar: www.udc.edu/registrar/academic-calendars
[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.