Course Catalog and Schedule

Leadership: Power, Politics, and Talk (MORS-942-B)
0.50 Credit
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** This course requires a weekly discussion section in addition to the weekly lecture. Registration for a discussion section will happen separately (after bidding and registration). See below for more details. **

Building on MORS 430 (Leadership in Organizations), this 5-week course will explore four key senior leadership activities: establishing a power base (¿power¿); navigating the organizational dynamics of change (¿politics¿); honing your communications skills (¿talk¿); and building your leadership team. The first class will begin by building a framework that combines different leadership models and approaches to ground the course in an integrated perspective. The next three classes will each explore power, politics and talk in more depth. The course will conclude with a discussion of how this framework expands beyond the leader to incorporate his or her team.

For students interested in incorporating recent research on women in leadership, a supplementary reading list will be included for each week.
The ¿ credit course will include 5 plenary sessions (2 hours/session) and 5 small-group discussion sections (1 hour/session). Each plenary session will combine lecture and guest speakers who will build on that week¿s topic by sharing their own insights and experiences. Discussion groups will follow each plenary as forums for reacting and engaging in dialogue with a smaller group of classmates about lecture content, readings and speakers.

Discussion group information Registration for a required discussion section will take place following the bidding process for the plenary/lecture session of the course. While there are multiple discussion sections available (days/times noted below), we can not guarantee that you will get your first choice discussion section. Keep this in mind as you select other courses and ensure that you can accommodate more than one of the discussion sections available in your schedule. If you can not accommodate the discussion section to which you are assigned (based on your preferences), you will have to drop the course.

Discussion sections are capped at 15 students and will be led by either Professor Shana Carroll or Professor Diana Cordova.

Discussion Section Times
Options for FT students only:
M, 9-10 a.m.
M, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
F, 9-10 a.m.
F, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Options for PT students only:
W, 5-6 pm (in Evanston, prior to plenary/lecture)
F, 7:30-8:30 a.m. (in Chicago at Wieboldt)

Additionally, please note that this course is open to students in both Kellogg¿s full-time and part-time programs and seats in the course have been allocated to both. Depending on demand, we may ultimately reallocate seats between the two programs. Thus, as you consider bidding, be aware that the number of available seats for FT students may increase slightly.
Please direct questions to Prof. Shana Carroll or by phone at 847.467.2707.

All Students: MORS-430-0

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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Fall 2014 MORS-942-B Leadership: Power, Politics, and Talk 81 0.50 Blount, Sally Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (1246) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Fall 2014 MORS-942-B Leadership: Power, Politics, and Talk 82 0.50 Blount, Sally Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (1246) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.