Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

5-1-2005

Comments

Reader: William Wilkinsky

Reader: Stephen Dunning

Reader: Eric van Merkensteijn

Reader: John Fielder

Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

This paper presents my responses to questions from four professors with whom I studied during my tenure in the Organizational Dynamics Master’s Degree Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The central theme of each question concerns organizational leadership, my academic concentration in the graduate program. Dr. William Wilkinsky presented a coaching and team-building scenario for which I had to create a model and plan to be used to coach the team presented in the question. Professor Stephen Dunning asked me to consider explanations for deviant behavior in business, government and terrorist organizations. Professor Eric van Merkenstiejn requested I present leadership lessons drawn from the past successes and present failings (as perceived by some) of Michael Eisner, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. The final question, from Dr. John Fielder, required a literature review and assessment of the major themes associated with styles of ethical leadership.

Keywords

leadership, organizational leadership, coaching, team-building, deviant behavior in business, ethical leadership

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Date Posted: 05 February 2020