MLD-202: Exercising Leadership: A Cross-Cultural and International Perspective

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Dean Williams

Schedule

Day Time Location
First Day 1/26
Meet Day M/W 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM L230
Review

Description

Begins with the premise that globalization is producing a set of tensions and forces that are felt at all levels of society - in nations and between nations, and in villages and between villages. These tensions generate disequilibrium and disruptions in cultures that have both positive and negative consequences. This course examines the exercise of real leadership in dealing with these challenges. Examines the role and function of authority and how it can be used to stimulate creativity, promote more effective problem solving, build bridges, orchestrate better societal adaptations, and orient people to do the vital work that generates a true sense of progress. Draws on historical and current events to examine the successes and failures of those who have tried to lead. Students will have an opportunity to present personal leadership dilemmas they are facing or that their community or country faces. Analysis and discussion will be conducted in small groups and the large class.