Organizations fail or succeed because of their leaders. Companies spent an exuberant amount of money to identify, hire, and develop exceptional leaders. This course explores whether great leaders are born or made and what their characteristics are. Understanding the psychology of leadership and the neuroscience of how they think and behave can help facilitate the identification, training, and development of high-potential leaders. This course examines classical and contemporary theories of leadership including, personality and behavioral views of leadership, leadership and motivation, power and politics, and toxic and narcissistic leadership.
This class is in an online format where class meetings are conducted via Zoom, and learning activities take place on Canvas. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.