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MG 620 Leadership in Organizations
Nesbitt, John R.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

MG 620 Leadership in Organizations

Semester

S2P 2008 MB

Faculty

Nesbitt, John R.

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Penn State University

Daytime Phone

816.356.7272

E-Mail

Jack.Nesbitt@park.edu

Semester Dates

S1P 2008

Class Days

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Author: Kouzes, James M. / Posner, Barry Z.
Title: Leadership Challenge
Edition: 4th 02
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
ISBN: 0-7879-8491-4


Author: Welch, Jack / Byrne, John A.
Title: Jack : Straight From the Gut
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN: 0-446-69068-6

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Course Description:
Discusses leadership in organizations, problem solving techniques and communication, coordination, and human relation skills required for managerial success. Topics covered include principles and practices of management functions such as planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling.

Educational Philosophy:

We learn about leadership from observing the practices of successful leaders.  In this class we will read about them and view them in action via films.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and describe the complexities of leadership in organizations;
  2. Discuss and compare leadership, management and supervision details
  3. Demonstrate Five Practices of Leadership devised by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, and provide examples of each.
  4. Explain and compare the role of leaders and managers.
  5. Discuss and develop a focused view of leadership.
  6. Explain the difference between leaders and celebrities.
  7. Describe the role of credibility and vision in successful leadership.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of successful contemporary leaders and their practices


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:

100 Points Distributed as Follows:
 
10 pts   Week 1 K&P Written Answers
10 pts   Week 2 K&P Written Answers
10 pts   Week 3 Written Non-fiction Film Review and Presentation
10 pts   Week 4 Written Fiction Film Review and Presentation
20 pts   Week 5 Jack Welch Research Paper and Presentation
20 pts   Week 7 Research Paper #2 and Presentation
20 pts   Week 8 "Do at Home" Final Exam (no proctor required)

Grading:

Grading:
 
A = 91+ pts
B = 81-90 pts
C = 71-80 pts
D = 61-70 pts
F = Below 60 points or failure to submit the final exam by the established deadline
 
 

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I deduct 20% of the assignment value for each day of tardiness.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be professional at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week 1 K&P Written Answers to Questions
 Week 2 K&P Written Answers to Questions
 Week 3 Written Non-fiction Film Review (and Presentation in Face-2-Face class)
 Week 4 Written Fiction Film Review (and Presentation in Face-2-Face class)
 Week 5 Jack Welch Research Paper (and Presentation in Face-2-Face class)
 Week 7 Research Paper #2 (and Presentation in Face-2-Face class)
 Week 8 "Do at Home" Final Exam (no proctor required)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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1. MG 620 Leadership Research Paper Writing.doc

1.5 Sample Cover Page

2.  Leadership Film Assignments

6.  K&P Questions Handout #1

9.  Mike Wallace Video

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