Farzin Madjidi, Ed.D.

ED 700A, B Leadership of Human Endeavor in the Institutional Setting

Traditional approaches to understanding leadership as well as contemporary theories and styles of leadership are examined for their application to work settings, which are increasingly influenced by globalization. Students examine principal underpinnings of leadership, such as one's values, philosophy of life, and belief about the nature of humankind. In a combination theory-laboratory setting, students focus on personal mastery, systems thinking, and the impact of technology on leadership. Laboratory experiences are designed to develop leadership skills in group facilitation at the affective and cognitive levels to maximize team membership and productivity.