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Cristiano Levi O Guarana
MGMT 401
Seattle Campus

Leadership, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making

The manager as leader and decision maker. Various leadership theories, styles, and behaviors. Decision-making models and techniques. Offered: jointly with ENTRE 401.

Class description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a framework for building and refining your leadership skills. This is a “hands on” course for students who seek to learn more about how to effectively lead in organizations. Throughout the quarter, I will provide you with many opportunities for reflection, study, debate, and practice through which you can learn about leadership and enhancing effectiveness – both your own and that of other individuals and groups – in organizations. By exposing you to a combination of business cases and special readings on leadership, I will provide you with a comprehensive view of the organizational issues relevant to the practice of leadership.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

You may purchase your course pack from the UW Bookstore. You will have two options: (1) You may either purchase a complete set of all of your readings and cases (approx. $120) or, (2) you may obtain a “cases only” course pack containing only your cases (approx. $30) and download any additional readings from Blackboard. Please note that assigned readings will consist of cases and articles. Articles will be posted on Blackboard on a weekly basis; if you choose to purchase the “cases only” course pack, you will be responsible for downloading each article.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cristiano Levi O Guarana
Date: 12/04/2012