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
Observation Project & Report
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, write a report describing in details the presence of 5 topics of leadership or group dynamics that you observed in that setting. This report should be turned in electronically before the end of this course. The deadline is 5pm on Monday, April 17.
There is no need to print the report; just send me the file as an attachment via e-mail. Use formats ".doc" (Microsoft Word), or ".wpd" (Corel WordPerfect 9 thru 12), or ".rtf" (Microsoft Rich Text). Please name the file in the following manner: Last name-First name initial-course number.extension For example, my name is Marcus Martins. So, if I were turning in this report I would name the file: Martins-M-300.doc (in Word) or Martins-M-300.wpd (in WordPerfect) or Martins-M-300.rtf (in Rich Text)
Any papers (final drafts) turned in after the due date will be penalized with minus 10 points per late day.
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. Absences and late exams will be penalized with minus 15 points--except in the event of extenuating circumstances--a short illness, a job interview, or participation in a university-sponsored athletics team or performance group. No work will be accepted after the end of the semester.
Schedule (Tentative - Updated February 21)
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: Thirteen Days
Documentary: The Fog of War (excerpts)
Chapter 15 - Communication
Documentary: Reagan (excerpts)
Documentary: Meltdown at Three Mile Island
Movie: The West Wing
Episode # 1.15 - Celestial Navigation
Movie: Scent of a Woman (short clip)
Study Guide for Midterm Exam
Review (in class) for Midterm
Chapter 16 - Decision Making
Movie: The West Wing
Episode # 1.14 - Take This Sabbath Day
Documentary: "The Storm"
Midterm - March 15-20 @ Testing Center
Movie: Twelve Angry Men
Chapter 12 – Intergroup Behavior and Conflict
Movie: The Dirty Dozen
for Leadership Roles
Career Management in Uncertain Times
Documentary: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire - Part 1
Ethics & Values in Leadership
Movie: The Bad and the Beautiful
Study Guide for Final Exam
Report of Observation Exercise due (via e-mail)
Last day for this class
Review (in class) for Final Exam
Final Exam - April 19-25 @ Testing Center
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Preventing Sexual Harassment
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Students With Disabilities
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