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)
- Packet of readings (available at the Bookstore)
- Brain, time, and effort
Midterm 100 Project 200 Attendance & Participation 100 Final Exam 200 Total 600 Final Grades
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 day of class, December 3.
The “usual stuff” applies: adherence to the Honor Code, accountability, respect for others and property, use of English language … yada, yada, yada. In addtion, to me the term “make-up” refers only to cosmetics. So, exams will not be given in days other than those announced, and late work gets a discounted score.
Introduction to the Course
Efficient and Inefficient
Leadership, Management, Power, & Influence
Book: Chapter 17 - Leadership
Movie: Executive Suite
Managing Individuals: Personalities & Other Issues
Managing Conflict & Negotiation
Packet #14: Excerpts from Getting to Yes, by Fisher & Ury
Packet #15: Excerpts from Getting Past No, by Ury
Documentary: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Packet #9: Improving the Group Decision Making Process, by Zander
Movie: Thirteen Days
Chapter 15 - Communication
Packet #4: Using Feedback to Clear Up Misunderstandings, by Bunker
Packet # 6,7: Some Principles of Giving and Receiving Feedback and Active Listening, by Clawson
Review for Midterm Exam
Study Guide for Midterm
Groups Part 1
Packet #1: Understanding and Influencing Group Process, by Gabarro & Harlan
Packet # 2: Excerpt from The Wisdom of Teams, by Katzenbach & Smith
Movie: The Dirty Dozen
Groups Part 2
Packet #10: Development and Enforcement of Group Norms, by Feldman
Packet #11: Ground Rules for Groups, by Schwarz
Movie: Twelve Angry Men
Group Observation Project
Packet #12: Note on Power and Difference, by Taylor
Packet #13: Women and Men Talking on the Job, by Tannen
Group Observation Project
Review for Final Exam
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