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Northeastern University College of Professional Studies Course Syllabus LDR 6110 – Leading Teams Winter A 2013, 6 week term January 7 – February 16, 2013 Blended Format Live Sessions held Wednesdays from 5:50-8:00pm Instructor Name: Dave Czesniuk E-mail: d.czesniuk@neu.edu; Phone: 617-373-7879 Program Manager: Jackie Bishop E-Mail: j.bishop@neu.edu; Phone: 617-373-6343 Faculty Dave Czesniuk is Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Alliances at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Throughout his career, Dave has built an expertise in leadership education within the sports industry, higher education and the non-profit sector, among others. As a part-time faculty member in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern, Dave teaches a Leadership and Organization course in the Master’s in Sport Leadership as well as Leading Teams and Developing Your Internal and External Leadership Capabilities. Dave has been referenced extensively in print, including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN: The Magazine. In addition to his work at Northeastern, Dave serves on the Corporate Boards of Playworks, a nationally renowned recess and after-school play program for public school children in grades kindergarten through 8, and Inner City Weightlifting, a non-profit gang intervention program that uses sport to build peaceful interactions between rival gang members. Dave also serves on the Board of the Somerville (MA) High School Scholarship Foundation. Prior to joining the staff and faculty of Northeastern, Dave spent five years at the United States Military Academy at West Point as a sport psychologist and performance enhancement consultant. In this capacity he taught classes and conducted training with Division I Athletes and the U.S. Army to improve their athletic, academic, and leadership performances. From 2002-2004, Czesniuk taught Understanding the Mind in Sports as an adjunct professor in the Physical Education Department at Marist College. He has also served as Leadership Seminar Chairperson and Corporate Board President for the Massachusetts Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program. Dave holds an MBA from Northeastern University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Marist College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marist College. Dave resides in Somerville, MA. Required Text: rd

Levi, Daniel, Group Dynamics for Teams, 3 Ed., (2011), Sage Publications, Inc., ISBN: 9781412977623 (pbk).

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Required Harvard Business Review Cases You can purchase these cases at the Northeastern Bookstore or http://hbr.org/ Christopher A. Bartlett, “GE’s Growth Strategy: The Immelt Initiative”, Harvard Business School, November 3, 2006. 306-087. David A. Thomas & Stephanie J. Creary, “Meeting the Diversity Challenge at Pepsico: The Steve Reinemund Era”, Harvard Business School, August 17, 2009. 410-024. Boris Groysberg, Nitin Nohria, & Deborah Bell, “Barbara Norris: Leading Change in the General Surgery Unit”, Harvard Business School, March 13, 2009. 409-090 Recommended Reading Gladwell, Malcolm, Outliers, 1st Ed., (2008), Hatchette Book Group, Inc., ISBN: 9780316017923. Additional readings and media links will be made available on Blackboard. Course Description Leading teams involves facilitating different personalities, cultures, competing agendas and varying skill levels while simultaneously securing resources and managing expectations of stakeholders. Through participating in and observing team dynamics, students will examine the principles of building highly effective teams. The pragmatic approach used in this course connects theory with experience through team activities. Course Learning Outcomes This purpose of this course is to help students: • • • • • • Obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of team dynamics relevant to goal setting, role clarity, communication, planning, problem solving and execution. Create a working definition of...
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