MLD-325: Becoming a Leader

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: David Gergen


Day Time Location
First Day 9/2
Meet Day M/W 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM L140


Leaders are not born but are self made through personal journeys that can last a lifetime.  The purpose of MLD-325 is to help students along the way, better understanding how and why others have succeeded -- and often failed.  The course will consist of a wide array of readings, classroom conversations, outside speakers and occasional films.  The first portion of the course will focus on the inner journey of leaders -- how they develop self-awareness, authenticity and a personal voice; the latter portion will concentrate on the outer journey -- mastering the arts of leading up (your boss), leading down (your team), and leading across (collaboration with other organizations).  This is not a skill building course but one that, hopefully, will encourage reflective leadership.  




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