Week Two Leading Individual

Week Two: Leading Individuals

Course Materials
  * Mintzberg, H., Lampel, J., Quinn, J. B., & Ghoshal, S. (2003). The strategy process: Concepts, contexts, cases (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  * Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2007). Organizational behavior (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  * Yukl, G. A. (2006). Leadership in organizations (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  * All electronic materials are available on your student website.
Leading Individuals

  * Evaluate how attitudes and emotions influence behaviors.
  * Explain ways personality and values influence behaviors.
  * Create a plan to increase employee motivation, satisfaction, and performance.

Course Assignments

  1. Readings

Read Ch. 3, 4, & 6–8 of Organizational Behavior.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Learning Team Instructions: Creating a Plan for Positive Influence

Complete the three self-assessments.
Discuss results from the self-assessments.
Collaborate insights that will facilitate the Individual assignment.

Individual Assignment: Creating a Plan for Positive Influence (your paper must have titles)

  * Imagine that your Learning Team has been assigned a large project.

  * Prepare a plan of no more than 1,050 words that may be applied in a business setting and would increase your team’s motivation, satisfaction, and performance.

You need a general introduction;

  * specific differences in attitudes,
  * emotions, personalities, and values in your collaboration,
  * how each difference influences behavior.
  * How may those differences be effectively implemented in the plan to positively influence the team?

  * Format...