CA 505 Organizational Leadership
F2P 2007 DL
McElroy, Dr. Diana Boyd
Part-time Instructor, Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Program
Ph.D. Adult and Higher EducationM.Ed. Higher Education Administration
Thompson Center, Parkville Campus
8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
October 21 - December 16, 2007
Required text: Hackman, M. Z. & Johnson, C. E. (2004). Leadership: A communication perspective (4th ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. (ISBN 1577662849)
Fairhurst, G.T. & Sarr, R.A. (1996). The art of framing: Managing the language of leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (ISBN 978-0-7879-0181-3)
Recommended: American Psychological Association (2005). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (ISBN 1557987912)
Required videos to view this term:
· Ghandhi (1982), Columbia Pictures – Week 2
· Apollo 13 (1995), MCA/Universal Pictures – Week 5
· Twelve Angry Men (1957) – Week 6
· Elizabeth (1998), 20th Century Fox – Week 7
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Course description: A course that explores contemporary organizations and the pervasiveness of communication in all aspects of organizational life. It will emphasize the role of the leader in problem solving and decision-making.
Student/Teacher Responsibilities: Student/Teacher Responsibilities: As a graduate student it’s my expectation that you will accept responsibility for your role in this class – preparing in advance, reading with thought, completing assignments as outlined, and contributing to class discussions. My responsibility is to create a positive learning environment, provide interesting information and experiences, encourage you to develop your own perspective and expertise, and to challenge you. It takes work from both of us to make this a worthwhile experience. In addition, some of our discussions may be controversial and others in the “classroom” may disagree with you. While we each have a right to our own opinions, we must also be respectful of one another. Remember, this is an academic discussion; professionalism is the key. No personal attacks – just a lively interchange! It’s also important to provide documentation when possible – an academic link to “back-up” your perspective. As graduate students, it’s important to realize that your “feelings” are important, but providing academic references in support of your stance is essential! If discussions move out of the academic and someone makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately. Please send me an e-mail or give me a call when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. And, remember - It’s much more productive to have that discussion BEFORE the assignment is due!
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Course assessment: You will demonstrate that you have mastered the learner outcomes through: presentations, discussion, homework, examinations, and writing. You will collect your work and turn in a portfolio of much of the original work for the core assessment of the class.
500 points roughly divided into the following areas:
Final Exam 100 points (roughly 20%)
Book Presentations 105 points (roughly 20%)
Participation/Homework 170 points (roughly 35%)
Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.
Core Assessment Portfolio 125 points (roughly 25%)
450-500 points = A; 400-449 points = B; 350-399 points = C; 300- 349 points D; below 300 points = failing
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Work: It’s my expectation that all course work will be submitted by the due date, by 5:00 pm CST. If you know you will not be able to participate during a particular period, please send me an e-mail in advance. Please plan ahead and start early, to ensure that unexpected things that can arise (illness, power outage, etc.) will not have a negative impact on your grade. You must contact me and make arrangements 24 hours BEFORE the due date. All late work must be completed within two weeks of the original assignment unless special permission is granted. All late work will be penalized 10%. Communication with me and planning on your part are your keys to success!
Week One: Introduction to leadership and organizational communication
DUE— Defining leadership
READ— Hackman and Johnson chaps. 1-2 AND
Thayer, L. (1988). Leadership/Communication: A critical review and a modest proposal. In G.M. Goldhaber & G. A. Barnett (Eds.) Handbook of organizational communication (pp. 231-263). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
Goldhaber, G. M., & Porter, D. T. (1978). Organizational Communication: 1978. Human Communication Research, 5, 76-96.
Redding, W. C., & Tompkins, P. K. (1988). Organizational communication—past and present tenses. In G.M. Goldhaber & G. A. Barnett (Eds.) Handbook of organizational communication (pp. 8-33). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
Putnam, L.L. (1982). Paradigms for organizational communication research: An overview and synthesis. Western Journal of Speech Communication 46, 192-206.
DUE-- Leadership evaluation
READ—Hackman and Johnson chaps. 3-4
VIEW—Gandhi (1982) Columbia Pictures
Heresy, P. & Blanchard, K.H. (2001). Management of organizational behavior: Utilizing human resources (8th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Bass,B.M.,& Avolio, B.J. (1994). Improving organizational effectiveness through transformational leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Nanus, B. (1992) Visionary leadership. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass.
Conger, J. A. (1989). The charismatic leader. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass.
READ—Fairhurst & Sarr, Chaps. 1-5
Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press.
Bolman, L.G. and Deal, T.E. (2003). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (2nd. ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Deal, T.E. & Kennedy, A. A. (1982). Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
DUE— Text selection paper
Fairhurst & Sarr, Chaps. 6- epilog
Bineham, J.L. (1991). Some ethical implications of team sports metaphors in politics. Communication Reports, 4(1), 35-42.
Hirsch, P.M. & Andrews, J.A.Y. (1983). Ambushes, shootouts, and knights of the roundtable: The language of corporate takeovers. In L.R. Pondy, P.J. Frost, G. Morgan & T.C. Dandridge (Eds.) Organizational Symbolism (pp. 145-155). Greenwich, CN: JAI Press, Inc.
Thackaberry, J. (2003, May). Management, drop your tools: Military metaphors for wildland firefighting and public resistance to “safety” legacies of tragedy fires. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.
Gargiulo, T.L. (2005). The Strategic Use of Stories in Organizational Communication and Learning. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharp.
Kouzes, J.Ml, &Posner, B.Z. (2002). The leadership challenge: How to get extraordinary things done in organizations (3rd ed.). San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass.
VIEW— Apollo 13 (1995) MCA/Universal Pictures
READ— Hackman and Johnson chaps. 7-9
Foss, S.K. (1984). Retooling an image: Chrysler corporation's rhetoric of redemption. Western Journal of Speech Communication, 48, 75-91.
Strock, J. M. (2001). Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit. Roseville, CA: Forum.
Phillips, D. T. ( 1992). Lincoln on leadership : Executive strategies for tough times. New York: Warner.
Schein, E. H. (1992). Organizational culture and leadership. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Marquardt, M. J., & Berger, N. O. (2000). Global Leaders for the 21st Century. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
.VIEW— The Godfather (1972) Paramount Pictures
READ— Hackman and Johnson chaps. 5-6 AND
Ogbor, J. O. (2001). Critical theory and the hegemony of corporate culture. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 14, 590-609.
Mumby, D.K. (1988). Communication and Power in Organizations: Discourse, Ideology, and Domination. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corp.
Clegg, S. R. (1990). Modern Organizations: Organization Studies in the Postmodern World. London: Sage Publications.
Deetz, S. (1992). Democracy in an age of corporate colonization. Albany, NY: State University Press of New York.
DUE—Rough draft of paper; ethics/gender paper
VIEW— Elizabeth (1998) 20th Century Fox
READ—Hackman and Johnson chaps. 10-11
Kirby, E. L. & Harter, Lynn M. (2001). Discourses of diversity and the quality of work life. Management Communication Quarterly, 15, 121-128.
Turner, L. H., & Shuter, R. (2004). African American and European American women’s visions of workplace conflict: A metaphorical analysis. Howard Journal of Communications, 15, 169-183.
Cantor, D. W., Bernay, T, and Stoess. (1992). Women in Power: The secrets of leadership. New York: Houghton Mifflin
Helgensen, S. (1995). The Female Advantage: Women’s ways of leadership. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group.
Gerber, R. (2002). Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt way: Timeless strategies from the First Lady of courage. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Stohl, C. (1995). Organizational communication: Connectedness in action. London: Sage Publications.
Week Eight: Leadership development.
DUE— Paper; final exam
READ—Hackman and Johnson chap. 12 AND
Clutterbuck, D. & Hirst, S. (2002). Leadership communication: A status report. Journal of Communication Management, 6, 351-5.
Napolitano, C. S. (1997). The leadership odyssey: A self-development guide to new skills for new times. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Maxwell, J. C. (1998). Developing the leader within you. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Covey, S. R. (2004). The eighth habit: From effectiveness to greatness. New York: Free Press.
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