20523 - LEADERSHIP AND POWER
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
Today’s students encounter a world that demands a new level of intellectual sophistication, intercultural literacy, and social engagement from college graduates. They face technological revolution, pressing societal problems, and unparalleled opportunities. This course postulates that leadership is not self-serving, but is a responsibility of everyone in an effort to positively impact the communities within which we belong. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to understand the emerging trend in theory and practice of leadership of the 21st century.
In this course, students are expected to :
- understand a variety of recent leadership theories, models, paradigms, and approaches.
- Explore their leadership and/or followership identities, develop an expanded awareness of diversity and social change.
- Understand the complex underlying mechanisms of leader-follower relationships.
- Examine leadership from a holistic, inclusive, sustainable, and ethical perspective
- Integrate theoretical leadership perspectives through applied and researched writing assignments.
- Introduction: What is leadership?
- Historical views on leaders and leadership.
- The romance of leaders and leadership.
- The overlooked role of followers (e.g., upward influence, shared leadership).
- Power as the underlying mechanism of leadership.
- Gaining power (e.g., 12 bases of power; characteristics of power holders).
- Maintaining power (e.g., exogenous and endogenous factors).
- Using power (e.g., influencing tactics, persuasion, social influence, downward influence: conformity, obedience).
- Losing power (e.g., exogenous and endogenous factors).
- Consequences of power (e.g., positive vs. negative outcomes).
- Ethics in Leadership.
- What are the ethical issues facing leaders (e.g., moral disengagement, moral licensing, moral values).
- Fairness in Leadership.
- Leader humility vs. leader narcissism.
No final exam. Cumulative assessment (CA) constitutes 100% of the final grade, consisting of:
- Mid-Course Surveys 10 %
- In-Class Participation 30 %
- Case Analyses 20 %
- Individual paper 40 %
Cumulative assessment of non-attending students constitutes 100% of the final grade, consisting of a final exam. The exam will include only multiple-choice questions.
- D. Day, J. Antonakis, The Nature of Leadership, 2012, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- J. Pfeffer, managing with Power. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.1992.
- R.B. Cialdini, Influence: Science and Practice,2001 (4th ed). Allyn and Bacon.