Today’s managers are faced with responsibilities for functional and staff management, as well as developing strategies for growth, leading teams, and staying competitive in evolving industries and markets globally. The range of knowledge and skills required by corporate managers requires the breadth of readily applicable concepts present in this course series.
Each course acts as a refresher or a way to expand beyond the concepts taught in many MBA programs. Eric and Joe provide a means for managers to reassess and extend their knowledge in the context of their professional experience, and to review the major concepts and put them into a cohesive business strategy.
The courses addresses the major components of business: strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, organizational theory, international business, innovation, and finance. The lessons include a large and diverse set of management research, often accessible only to academics, has practical, actionable implications to help in managing an organization today.
In this course, we look at academic research and competing views of what leaders should do, what they actually do, how they establish organizational culture, and what are the elements of constructive leadership. To accomplish this, the course will review: modern analysis of how leaders allocate their time, both destructive and constructive elements of leading, and research findings on what approaches are effective to influencing a team.