Robert Livingston Photo

Robert Livingston

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 150
617-496-4271
MLD-500

This course provides a broad overview of scientific theory and research-based strategies for effectively leading organizations and optimizing human capital. Students will gain a greater understanding of: mission and values; hiring, retention, and promotion; motivation and engagement; executive judgment and decision-making; informal power and social influence; culture and fit; organizational change; social networks; equity, diversity, and inclusion; and building self-efficacy and fortitude.   By the end of the course, students will possess a well-stocked toolkit that will enable them to be more competent, confident, and resilient when pursuing their leadership objectives. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and social responsibility associated with leadership, and will engage in considerable self-reflection in order to gain a greater sense of clarity about their personal leadership style, mission, and purpose.