Leader-Manager as Coach

Course Number
DYNM 602 001
Course Code
Course Key
Course permits for Non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program
Course Note
Category: A; Concentrations: LMC, OC. Course Schedule: 9/26, 10/17, 31; 11/14, 21
Course Description
New work technologies, increased competition, and employees' desire for more involvement in their work are changing the traditional role of the manager. Rather than directing, planning, and controlling the work, managers and leaders are facilitating processes and coaching and developing their employees. Team-based organizations are built on coaching as a core requirement of the team leader role. This course explores the theory and practices of individual coaching as leadership behavior. The focus is on helping managers develop their skills and improve their performances as coaches. We will examine the need to provide others with successful performance strategies, timely feedback on strengths and on development needs, and growth opportunities in order to challenge others to reach their potential. We will explore workplace environments that foster the growth and achievement of those we lead.
Subject Area Vocab