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Welcome to the Organization Management and Development Page

Featuring Useful OD Resources, Readings & Strategies


  • 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.

Core Reading

Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (2008) The Leadership Challenge, 4th edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (K-P)

Hesselbein, F. & Goldsmith, M, Editors (2006) The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (H-G)

Hatch, M.J. and Anne Cunliffe (2006) Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. (H)

Morgan, Gareth. (2006). Images of Organization, updated edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (M)

Other Reading

Griffin, Douglas and Ralph Stacey, Eds. (2005) Complexity and the experience of leading organizations. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 0415366933 (soft cover) Library call No: HD57.7 .C65

Hooker, Karen E. and Iris E. Fodor (2008). Teaching Mindfulness to Children, Gestalt Review 12(1); 75-91, 2008

Kleiner, Art (2003). Who Really Matters. New York: New York. Currency Books. [A division of Doubleday.], ISBN 0-385-48448-8

Pralahad, C.K. and Gary Hamel (1994). Competing for the Future. Harvard Business School Press.


Evaluation & Reflection