- To understand and appreciate a variety of frameworks for thinking about and describing organizations.
- To become fluent in basic organization theory and alternative perspectives on the study of organizations.
- To better understand effective forms of leadership in organizations.
- To understand the integration of leadership, strategic thinking and organization design.
- To identify key factors in successful, effective organizations.
- To reflect on one's personal and professional leadership capabilities and developmental edge.
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