Marcus H. Martins, Ph.D.
Chair, Religion Department
Office: Stake Center # 201
Phone: (808) 277-2619 (8am-9pm)
Any day, by appointment
At the dedication of Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 1955, President David O. McKay stated: “From this school, I’ll tell you, will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.”
Our objective in this course will be to highlight a few management and leadership principles and practices that will assist us in fulfilling that prophetic vision.
- Cherrington, et.al. “Organizational Effectiveness” (available online - see links on this page)
- Brain, time, and effort
Midterm 100 Project 200 Attendance & Participation 100 Final Exam 200 Total 600
A 585-600 B- 525-539 D+ 460-474 A- 570-584 C+ 505-524 D 445-459 B+ 555-569 C 490-504 D- 430-444 B 540-554 C- 475-489 F 001-429
An exercise in observation. Choose a group setting (a project for another class; or at work; or in a Church advisory council) and observe the actions of the participants. Then, describe the presence of 5 topics of leadership or group dynamics that you observed in that setting. This report should be turned in on the last class, November 30.
The “usual stuff” applies: adherence to the Honor Code, regular attendance and participation in classroom discussion, accountability, respect for others and property, use of English language … yada, yada, yada. In addition, to me the term “make-up” refers only to cosmetics. So, exams will not be given in days other than those announced, and any late work will get a discounted score. No work will be accepted after the end of the semester.
Schedule (Tentative - subject to changes throughout the semester)
Introduction to the Course
Efficient and Inefficient
Chapter 17 - Leadership
Leadership, Management, Power, & Influence
Movie: Executive Suite
Managing Individuals: Personalities & Other Issues
Chapter 7 – Motivation
Movie: Chariots of Fire
Movie: The Fog of War
Managing Conflict & Negotiation
Documentary: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Peers & Volunteers: The Case of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Readings yet to be assigned
Chapter 16 - Decision Making
Movie: Thirteen Days
Movie: The West Wing
Episode # 1.14 - Take This Sabbath Day
Chapter 15 - Communication
Study Guide for Midterm
Movie: The West Wing
Episode # 1.15 - Celestial Navigation
Midterm (November 08-12 @ Testing Center)
Movie: Twelve Angry Men
for Leadership Roles
Chapter 21 – Improving Your Own Effectiveness
Documentary: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire - Part 1
Study Guide for Final Exam
(November 29-December 3 @ Testing Center)
Last day for this class
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