GBUS 734 Leading Organizations


High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations. In the first part of the course, students will master several foundational skills, including how to take a global-leadership point of view, identify critical business challenges, understand the drivers of those challenges, act to turn those challenges into opportunities, and adopt a global mind-set no matter what the organization or where it operates.


With this perspective in place, the course helps students build skills in understanding their strengths and weaknesses as leaders and managers, managing performance, giving and receiving feedback, managing conflict, designing and managing teams, designing cutting-edge human-resource systems that get the best performance from employees, managing culture, and leading organizations through both extraordinary and ordinary change.