Systems Thinking and Adaptive Leadership   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

MAL 6002 - Systems Thinking and Adaptive Leadership

This course introduces students to systems theory, family systems theory, and their application in Adaptive Leadership. The systems thinking skills that are introduced are: cultivating non-reductionist thinking approaches; performing contextual analyses; recognizing feedback loops, stocks, and flows; emergent properties and strange attractors; and cognitive agility with self-organizing dynamics and structures. An outcome of this course will be the ability to exercise agile thinking - processing, integrating information that emerges out of complex dynamics and relationships. Adaptive Leadership is introduced as a specific leadership framework for engaging in the field of complex dynamics and emergent properties. 3 credit(s)