MENG490 Strategic Management and Leadership Skills (3 Credits)


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Course Description:

Achieve a comprehensive overview of fundamental communication, management, leadership skills needed to be an effective strategic leader.  


Course Contents

  • Introduction
    • Understanding good Leadership Behaviors
    • Learning the differences between Leadership and Management
    • Learning about Commitment and How to Move Things Forward
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
    • Handling Your and Other People's Stress
    • Empowering, Motivating and Inspiring Others
    • Leading by Example
  • Preparation for Strategic Planning
    • Guidelines to Keep Perspective During Planning
    • Who Should Be Involved in Planning?
    • How Many Planning Meetings Will We Need?
    • How Do We Ensure Implementation of Our New Plan?
  • Setting Strategic End Point:
    • Developing/Updating Vision(depiction of future state of organization and customers):
      • Statement
      • Slogan
      • Logo
    • Developing/Updating Mission Statement (the purpose of the organization)
    • Developing/Updating Values (overall priorities in how organization operates): Gaining insight into your Patterns, Beliefs and Rules
  • Strategic Analysis (environmental scan and SWOT analysis)
    • Environmental Scan (taking a wide look around)
    • Looking at Organization's Strength's, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)
    • Organizational Assessments (methods to make measurements in the organization)
  • Strategies to achieve the goals and Action Planning
    • Monitoring, Evaluating and Deviating from the Plan (planning assessment)
    • Balanced Scorecard (BSc)
    • Creative Leadership Skills (TRIZ).
    • Polishing Communication Skills:
      • Intrapersonal Skills
      • Interpersonal Skills

Note: 75% attendance is required. Student must attend the evening discussion workshops to pass the course. 

Prepared by: Dr. Saeed Asiri, February 2010