MGT 540 - Leadership Lessons from the Arts & Humanities

This course draws heavily on the arts and literature to uncover important lessons for leadership in today’s modern organizations. Throughout the course we will address such issues as: the roles of vertical and shared leadership; the role of perceptions; the role of power; the importance of culture; the importance of socialization; the importance of managing conflict; and the importance of managing change.  Most class sessions will be comprised of reviewing and discussing the leadership lessons derived from four components: (1) a film that will be viewed prior to the class session; (2) a couple of professional articles or book chapters; (3) a couple of short stories; and (4) artistic works.   Beyond the course materials and class discussions, your project for the course will be the analysis of the leadership of a team in organization.  You will need to negotiate access for this purpose so you will want to initiate the search for a suitable team very early and should ideally have a team identified before the beginning of the course.  Throughout the course you will be provided with several "tools" to assist you in your leadership analysis project. 

2014 Claremont Graduate University 1021 North Dartmouth Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 607-7811