Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Course Objectives

In this course, “Organizational Behavior and Leadership” is defined as the “approach” an individual person (often a leader) takes to lead members toward organizational goals that are aligned with corporate strategy. The purpose of this course is to help students develop the leadership skills they need to be more effective in the practical business world. In this course, students will:

  • Learn key frameworks and their applications enabling them to grow into leaders that can cope better with the increasingly rapid changes taking place in today's business environment
  • Look back on their own professional careers and apply key lessons learned to their actual workplace
  • Explore and analyze operating conditions, business characteristics, and other factors related to management strategies
  • Study the themes of  Leadership, Empowerment, Group Management, Change Management, Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation and Fostering an Ideal Corporate Culture.

This course is intended for all students who aspire to improve their leadership ability and their capacity to adapt to environmental changes.

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Middle Leaders’ Inner Conflicts and Personal Growth during Organizational Change
CASE ・ Donna Dubinsky and Apple Computer, Inc (A)
Session B
THEME Middle Leaders’ Inner Conflicts and Personal Growth during Organizational Change (Continued)
CASE ・ Donna Dubinsky and Apple Computer, Inc (A)
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Corporate management and leadership
CASE ・ Starbucks Corporation (A)
Session B
THEME Empowerment-based Leadership
CASE ・Taro Foods
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Group Management and Team Building
CASE ・The Reform of Kirin Brewery: The V10 Project (A)
Session B
THEME Group Management and Team Building (Continued)
CASE ・The Reform of Kirin Brewery: The V10 Project (A)
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Organizational Change and Management
CASE ・Corning Glass Works: The Electronic Products Division (A)
Session B
THEME Organizational Change and Management (Continued)
CASE ・Corning Glass Works: The Electronic Products Division (A)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation
CASE ・ HCL Technologies (A)
・ HCL Technologies (B)
Session B
THEME Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation (Continued)
CASE ・ HCL Technologies (A)
・ HCL Technologies (B)
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship
CASE ・3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship
Session B
THEME Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship (Continued)
CASE ・3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship

Faculty

Tomoya Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."
Kenya Yoshino
Kenya Yoshino
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
In a fast changing world where everything seems volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA), leadership with a sense of mission that leads organizations and people to success, happiness, and fulfillment is needed more than ever. By joining our course, you'll learn the basic frameworks and the necessary mindset required as a leader, to lead your people and organization in a variety of circumstances. You'll also learn the basic expectations that will be required of you as a leader and have opportunities to consider how you can lead in your own way. I’m looking forward to having an active discussion in class with you.