LED1449 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.
LED1449 - Organizational Leadership (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a clear understanding of the importance of human behavior within the organization, as well as differences between leadership and management at the organizational level. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to implement effective leadership and managerial styles to ensure organizational and personal effectiveness.
This course is designed to provide the student with a clear understanding of the importance of human behavior within the organization, as well as differences between leadership and management at the organizational level.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to implement effective leadership and managerial styles to ensure organizational and personal effectiveness.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of organizational behavior.
- Define and describe organizational behavior.
- Describe the emergence of organizational behavior.
- Describe contemporary organizational behavior.
- Discuss the role of organizational behavior in management and leadership.
- Identify and discuss contemporary managerial and leadership challenges.
- Discuss the role of organizational behavior in managing for effectiveness.
- Describe the nature of diversity in organizations.
- Discuss the emergence of international management.
- Identify and explain key dimensions of diversity.
- Describe the fundamental issues in leading a multicultural organization.
UNIT 2: Individual Processes in Organizations
Outcomes: The student will study individual processes in organizations.
- Explain the nature of the individual-organization relationship.
- Define personality and describe personality attributes that affect behavior in organizations.
- Discuss individual attitudes in organizations and how they affect behavior.
- Describe basic perceptual processes and the role of attributions in organizations.
- Discuss the causes and consequences of stress and how stress can be managed.
- Explain how workplace behaviors can directly or indirectly influence organizational effectiveness.
- Characterize the nature of motivation, including its importance and basic historical perspectives.
- Describe the need-based perspectives on motivation.
- Explain the major process-based perspectives on motivation.
- Describe learning-based perspectives on motivation.
- Explain the relationship between motivation and employee performance.
- Discuss job design, including its evolution and alternative approaches.
- Describe the relationship among participation, empowerment and motivation.
- Identify and describe key alternative work arrangements.
- Describe goal setting and relate it to motivation.
- Discuss performance management in organizations.
- Identify key elements in an effective organizational reward system.
- Describe the issues and processes involved in managing reward systems.
UNIT 3: Interpersonal Processes in Organizations
Outcomes: Students will gain an overview of interpersonal processes in organizations, including group interactions and team issues.
- Discuss how communication can be managed in organizations.
- Define a group.
- Discuss the types of groups commonly found in organizations.
- Describe the general stages of group development.
- Discuss the major group performance factors.
- Describe intergroup dynamics.
- Explain conflict in organizations.
- Discuss methods for managing group and intergroup dynamics.
- Differentiate teams from groups.
- Discuss the benefits and costs of teams in organizations.
- Describe various types of teams.
- Explain how organizations implement the use of teams.
- Discuss essential team issues.
UNIT 4: Leadership and Decision Making Processes in Organizations
Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of leadership and decision making processes in organizations.
- Characterize the nature of leadership.
- Trace the early approaches of leadership.
- Describe the LPC theory of leadership.
- Discuss the path-goal theory of leadership.
- Describe Vroom’s decision tree approach to leadership.
- Discuss contemporary approaches to leadership.
- Characterize leadership as influence.
- Discuss influence-based approaches to leadership.
- Describe key leadership substitutes.
- Explain power in organizations.
- Discuss power and organizational politics.
- Describe impression management.
- Describe the nature of decision making.
- Discuss the decision making process for a variety of perspectives.
- Explain related behavioral aspects of decision making.
- Describe group decision making in organizations.
- Discuss negotiations in organizations.
UNIT 5: Organizational Processes and Characteristics
Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of organizational processes and characteristics.
- Identify the factors and several popular approaches that determine how an organization should be designed.
- Define organizational culture and explain how it affects employee behavior.
- Explain how to create an organizational culture.
- Discuss two different approaches to describing culture in organizations.
- Identify important emerging issues in organizational culture.
- Discuss the key elements of managing organizational culture.
- Summarize four dominant forces for change in an organization.
- Describe the process of planned organization change as a continuous process.
- Discuss several approaches to organization development.
- Explain organizational and individual sources of resistance to change.
- Identify six keys to managing successful organization change and development.
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Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.