GEN ST 197 (A): This seminar course will draw from psychology, sociology, and management to introduce students to the theoretical frameworks of leadership. We’ll answer questions such as how to define leadership? How do we know when a leader is effective? What makes people emerge as leaders? What makes people follow? We will use Seattle area leaders as living case studies to apply our frameworks (well-known leaders such as Bill Gates, Howard Behar, Jeff Bezos, as well as lesser known individuals who are making a difference in the Pacific Northwest). Depending on student interest, we may have invited guest speakers and field trips to area businesses.
Department: Foster School of Business
Professor: Christina Fong
Christina T. Fong is a Senior Lecturer in the Management and Organization department at the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University in 2003. Her research and consulting interests include the study of emotions in the workplace, psychological conflict at work, impression management, power and politics within organizations, and management education. Her research has been covered in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, among others. She has also been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award, a university wide award recognizing “extraordinary success of a nominee’s superior ability in the teaching/learning process”.