Organizational Development & Behavior, Welcome to Abilene & Brave New World!
Class Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6-9:30 PM, 38-209
Office Hours: Before/after class, and by appointment (online, day, evenings, and weekends)
ISBN: 0787902772, Jerry B. Harvey (in UDC Library on Reserve)
This book is given to students free of charge as a collection of articles.
free downloadable PDF (in UDC Library on Reserve)
The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education, ISBN: 0911379053, W. Edwards Deming
Out of the Crisis, ISBN: 0262541157, W. E. Deming (in UDC Library on Reserve)
ISBN: 1890862118, James J. Lynch (in UDC Library on Reserve)
The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness, ISBN: 0465007694
The Principles of Scientific Management, ISBN: 0393003981, Frederick Taylor
On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, ISBN: 0712658890, Norman Dixon (in UDC Library on Reserve)
A General Theory of Bureaucracy, ISBN: 0435824783, Elliott Jaques
Executive Leadership: A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity, ISBN: 0962107018, Elliott Jaques, Stephen D. Clement
ISBN: 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
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
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, ISBN: 1594204047, Thomas E. Ricks
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
 Dates and topics on the syllabus may change slightly to accommodate the class’ needs.
 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).
 All movies used in class are mini-movies on a specific topic to encourage and enhance the class conversation.
Other Notes (Syllabus - page 3):
Instruction Method: Conversations and Discussions, Group Exercises, Papers, and Projects
Attendance: is mandatory. University defines attendance as follows: www.sbpa.info/advising-registration/procedures-policies/university-policies
Definition of attendance-good class participation, and missed/unprepared class:
Good class participation (attendance) is defined as being visibly present during entire duration of the class, actively taking notes, and contributing (see technology expectations below). Coming to class not having read the required reading assignments, using a cellphone, or other electronic devices during class, as well as eating, talking, sleeping, leaving-returning, and other non-participative behaviors, is considered as one missed class, not earning the attendance-participation credit. Two 15-30 min late count as one missed class. Thirty or more minutes late count as one missed class.
Please turn off all electronic devices and put them away. The students must obtain a notebook for this class, and take notes by hand using a pen. The following commentary explains some of my reasoning to using this approach (click here to access the opinion).
Assignments: Papers 1, 2, and 3
Students who miss or are unprepared for four or more classes have to take exam 3 worth 25% of the final grade.
Therefore, -25 points, compensated with exam 3 worth 25+ points.
Optional Extra Credits:
Great Book Credit: Find a great book related to this class. Email the instructor the Amazon web link for approval. Having read this book, prepare a brief 5-min presentation to share the ideas you have learned with your classmates. A maximum of 5 extra credit points will be awarded based on the quality and substance of the presentation.
Discussion Credit: This credit is granted for good class participation. Students who miss two or less classes during the semester earn 15 credit points. If earned, the students may substitute this credit for exam 2, and only exam 2.
 The word conversation has a root in the word life, from Old French, conversation, or Latin, conversationem (nom. conversatio) "act of living with" ((2008). Conversation Definition. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conversation: Dictionary.com).
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