ORGL 500 Organizational Leadership Analysis

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1. ORGL 500: Organizational Leadership For me, course provided the definitive answer for the difference between management and leadership. For the Army, management and leadership is often mistake and at times are seen as synonymous. “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” was a highlight for me to read in this course. The result was a lesson that humans are not objects as some leadership would contest. Each person we or I me lead has value and something to contribute. In the end, my leadership philosophy was developed.

2. ORGL 502: Leadership and Imagination
Leadership and Imagination, Architecture, and Music who knew?! I was taken by surprised when I signed up for this course and didn’t know what it expect as this was my first immersion. Dr. Hoover’s
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ORGL 550: Team Building & Leadership As a soldier, teambuilding is something is inherent in our culture. However, we, soldiers, are not taught how to build effective teams, leverage the personalities to strengthen teams, as well as great team building activities. These are the reason why I wanted to take this course. I have used several the exercises from this course, (Growth Circle, Helium Stick, and Spaghetti Challenge) to highlight the need for communication and effective relationship within teams.
4. ORGL 610: Communications and Leadership Ethics Understand why we, or others, do the things they do is important to communication. Cultural norms and various standpoints furthers greys the line between right and wrong. This course highlighted that being a leader means working with people with various views, norms, beliefs, or understand isn’t the hard part. Rather, finding the middle-ground or space for those with difference to begin to have a dialogue that leads to effective communication.

5. ORGL 615: Organizational Behavior and Theory I thoroughly enjoyed being introduced me to systems thinking and this course has inspired the want to learn more about Lean Six or Six Sigma. The workbook can casual loop diagrams greatly enhanced my ability to map our processes and see where vicious or virtuous cycles are
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Dr. Caputo served as the classes tour guide through Rome, Florence, and Sienna while taking a look into several rhetorical pieces that were developed during the Italian Renaissance. We examined the works of Dante, Savanrola, Catherine of Sienna, and Niccolo Machiavelli. For my assignment, I thoroughly examined the Machiavelli’s “The Prince”. The Prince can be considered an amoral piece of literature developed during a time which celebrated the good in all humans. Machiavelli can also be the considered the father of realpolitik, an international relations that describes the international system as anarchy and must be guided by one ruler/country. 7. ORGL 510: Renaissance Leadership for the 21st Century This was the second of two study abroad course I was fortunate to attend. Dr . Carrey guided use through the dark ages to the time of Renaissance and described the state of affairs in Rome, Sienna, and Florence during that time. The course centered on the Medici family, a powerful banking family that financed the Renaissance and provided patronage to some the world’s greatest artist, scientists, and inventors. We walked it the footsteps of da Vinci and became aware Gelb’s seven attributes of Da Vinci living.

8. ORGL 517: Organizational Change and

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