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Leadership & Innovation In Complex Systems (MGT-666)

Semester: Summer 2021
Number: 0210-666-001
Instructor: Joseph Colacicco
Days: TBA
Note: Online, Asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Meets: May 26 - June 30
Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Murat Sakir Erogul for Fall 2017*
Murat Sakir Erogul for Spring 2018*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


The theory and practice of leadership is studied. The major theories to study include: trait theory, behavioral theory, contingency theory, and transformational leadership. Several intertwined topics include: power, motivation, and management style. Practical aspects of leadership to be covered are: stress, dealing with corporate culture, gender and race issues, etc.

Learning Goals:   : Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to apply the following basic principles of the complexity science approach to leadership and innovation:• Traditional Approaches to the Study of Leadership• Leadership and Motivation• Leadership Styles• The Nature and Dynamics of Complex Systems• Creating Ecologies of Innovation• Self-organization, Emergence, and Innovation• Navigating Through Critical Periods• Social Networks• The Power of Differences• Attractors and Dynamical Systems• Leading Change in Complex Systems

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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