Leading individuals, groups, and organizations effectively is key to managerial excellence. Yet, it could be your most difficult challenge as a manager. The course will achieve this objective in three ways. First, it will provide you with a framework for increasing individual, group and organizational performance. Second, it will help you understand and acquire critical leadership skills required to shape and manage the behavior of people in organizations. Third, through self-reflection of your own practice at work (“journal”), it will relate the relevance and usefulness of the concepts and management practices discussed in class to your work experiences.
In the course, we will tie concrete organizational situations (as reflected in cases and in your experience) to essential theories and effective management practices.
- To understand management of cross-cultural differences and how to make better use of these differences
- To help you manage individuals for high performance by increasing your understanding of individual and interpersonal behavior
- To help you manage groups for high performance
- To help you understand the challenges of leading and changing organizations
Professor Frese is a full professor at ASB and Leuphana (he also held past (visiting) appointments: Univ of Pennsyvlania, University of Munich, Giessen, Amsterdam, London Business School, Markerere University Business School, NUS Business School). He is the most highly cited OB scholar in Asia-Pacific; among the 10 most cited worldwide; published 400 articles, 30 books, gave about 500 seminars and talks for industry.
Received several Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards (Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Entrepreneurship division of Academy of Management, German Psychological Association; International Association for Chinese Management Research’ International Association of Applied Psychology and fellowships). Member of the Academy of Science in Germany (oldest Academy in the world, other members e.g., Einstein).
Professor of Management
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Leadership, entrepreneurship, change management, motivating employees, high performance team, managing across nations/cultures