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Richard S. Mcpherson
MGMT 403
Seattle Campus

Motivating High Performance

Various strategies for influencing employee motivation and performance. Reward systems, goal-setting procedures, and various techniques to enlarge and enrich one's job. Effects of these formal and informal strategies on job attitudes. Offered: ASp.

Class description

Leadership and motivating for high performance has been a key set of skills for successful managers in business and organizations in today's world of busy people and in the challenge of attracting, retaining and energizing the best and brightest employees. Students will learn various motivational and leadership concepts, skills and will work to apply those learnings.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussion, case studies and group exercises will be used in class. This class will be a high interaction with students.

The professor comes with 25 years of industry experience in management through executive leadership roles. We will draw on the students' experiences and the instructor's experiences to bring the concepts to life.

Recommended preparation

Read the class materials and prepare any case analysis in advance of the class session so that class participation is more interesting and powerful.

Class assignments and grading

1 Group project (presentation only - no paper) 2 essay style exams and assignments such as case analysis. Group performance and behaviors will be part of the group project to reinforce the concepts from the class regarding high performance management of team environments.

Preliminary - Grades will be based on: 25% exams; 40% individual assignments; 25% on the team project and 10% on class participation.


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.
Instructor Bio
Last Update by Richard S. Mcpherson
Date: 07/10/2006