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MSLD 631 : Leading High Performance Teams

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Leading High Performance Teams
High Performance Teams are an essential component of successful 21st Century organizations. This course focuses on the development, implementation, and leadership of High Performance Teams in the global environment. Throughout the course, the student will develop methods and models for assessing current organizational climate, resolving interpersonal issues, and developing strategies for planned organizational change through the use of high performance systems.

The goal of this course is to develop students as change leaders within their organizations. Students will learn to diagnose, analyze, and resolve organizational issues and evaluate the results of their interventions with a special focus on creating and leading High Performance Teams.

Upon course completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Recognize team problems and apply team development techniques within organizational interventions.2. Identify problems of intergroup conflict and sub-optimization and differentiate the causes of cooperative versus competitive group relations.

3. Describe and evaluate how management-by-objectives can be applied as a management system.

4. Apply the major findings of the research on goal setting to develop organizational and personal goals.

5. Examine and assess quality and productivity interventions.

6. Analyze organizations for evidence of the characteristics of learning organizations.

7. Explain the characteristics of a high-performing system.

8. Relate organization transformation to the change process.

9. Given a case study, evaluate the corporate culture and its relation to strategy.

10. Formulate a plan to maintain, internalize, and stabilize a change program.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Daryl Watkins - 2/20/2015
Dr. Ed Knab - 2/20/2015
Dr. Wayne Harsha - 2/20/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/20/2015
1-6 Master of Science in Leadership 1. Core leadership knowledge, competencies, skills, and behaviors. (Foundational)
2. Self-awareness as a leader and a scalable framework to evaluate, assess, and renew leadership competencies. (Personal Transformation and Mastery)
3. The capacities to coach, mentor, and engage the leadership capacities of others to create high-performance teams. (Group Transformation)
4. Tools, techniques, and theories to diagnose organizational issues, plan effective organizational interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of organizational transformation efforts. (Organizational Transformation and Development)
5. Portable ability to apply leadership concepts and practices at different organizational levels and within diverse functional or organizational environments. (Organizational Context)
6. Critical understanding of how to evaluate personal experiences, prior knowledge and coursework, and organizational events within a business and leadership context (Business Administration and Leadership Sense Making)
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