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Unformatted text preview: MGMT 541 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (CMBA) Spring 2011 Mon & Fri 11:30 AM 1:50 PM Taft 120 January 10 to Mar 4 Instructor Dr. Christopher M. Barlow firstname.lastname@example.org (630) 221-9456 Office Hours By appointment UH 2204 Generally extremely available by e-mail Objective: This course is designed to prepare you to lead and manage globally. It is based on the assumption that if you do not have leadership and communication skills that engage people's trust and cooperation, it does not matter what you know because no one will listen to you. Since all of you have had two classes with me, I will not be requiring the usual teamwork and creativity handouts you have already read and used. Since you will graduate soon, the course will focus on preparing you each to be effective in managing and leading in your career. Text Books and Materials: You will be reading, analyzing, and doing in-class exercises from text and downloaded materials, and using their contents for papers. Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach (8th Edition) Osland, Joyce, et al. Prentice Hall; (November 29, 2006) ISBN-13: 978-0131441514 (Yes, you need the 8 th edition!) Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big , Burlingham, Bo. Portfolio Trade; Updated edition (March 27, 2007) ISBN-13: 978-1591841494 Downloaded articles from the UIC Library and my consulting company, The Co-Creativity Institute Approach: From the beginning you will be applying the readings to your own experience, your own life, and your own career plans. In class exercises will increase your ability to communicate and to invoke the followership and trust of those you manage or collaborate with. You will read and comment on your readings each week before class, allowing the in-class lectures, discussions, and exercises to build upon that knowledge. Grading: Grades will be awarded based on summing the points earned from work submitted by March 4. 900 Pts = A 800 Pts = B 700 Pts = C 600 Pts = D All materials are graded based on the knowledge demonstrated and the quality of analysis. Materials of good quality will receive about 80% of the points indicated. The full A level of points is given for excellence, such as superior insight, relating and integrating concepts, personal reflection, or other elements that demonstrate your creativity and managerial expertise. To earn these points, you will: (points earned for A quality work is shown) Top Ten : Read assigned materials, posting to Blackboard by Sun noon (Wed in week one) a one page "Top Ten List" of your reactions to key points from all of the assigned reading. [6 x 50 pts ea = 300] Half credit if late . Tell a Story: Use course concepts to explain a story from experience or books or movies. [3 x 50 pts ea = 150] Resource Briefing . Brief the class (2-3 minutes, with handout) on a book, management resource, or concept [50 pts] Volunteers will present in each class, and post handout on Blackboard for classmates....
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course MBA 123 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '10 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Spring '10