This course focuses on the leadership qualities that are necessary to successfully design and implement strategic change and how being involved in the active leadership process requires individuals to be willing to define and declare themselves in strategic ways. The course is an elective and follows the format of the Leading Strategic Change course. It puts its emphasis on the need for students to think on personal, professional, and enterprise levels and to apply this thinking to the critical issues of leading and managing individual and organizational change. It is essential that students studying for an MBA develop a rich appreciation for the implications of personal and organizational change. Leadership is a personal declaration and as such is the essence of change. The principal modes of instruction are cases, lectures, and readings.


Academic course objectives:


         Challenge studentsí assumptions about leading change

         Provide theoretical models and insights to better understand change

         Demonstrate the relationship between leadership and strategic change

         Provide students with frameworks that can enhance their leadership choices and actions

         Illustrate the power of personal engagement as a necessary condition for successful strategic change


Elements of the course grade:


Class contribution†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 33⅓%

Self engagement and benefit ratio††††† 33⅓%

Project or paper†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 33⅓%