Class 1. Overview of Leadership
- Heifetz, R., (1994). Introduction and Chapter 1
- Williams, D. (2005). Introduction and Chapter 1
Class 2. Topic Adaptive Work
- Heifetz, R., (1994). Chapter 2-4Williams, D. (2005). Chapter 2
- The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, 10 EpisodesStudents are required to watch at least the first 3 episodes before the start of thefirst class.
Class 3. Case study: Everest Simulation
- Case Mount Everest 1996 (HBS Case 9-303-061, 2003)Film Everest (2015)
Class 4. Discussion on Cognitive Biases, Team Psychological Safety, and Complex Systems.
The overall theme of the course is adaptive leadership: the practice of mobilizing people to meet the challenges that will enable them to thrive in changing and challenging times.
The course provides a theoretical framework to understand the complexity of change in social systems, analyze leadership challenges, mobilize for adaptive works, inspire people, and develop strategies for action.
Through international and Vietnamese case studies, guest lectures on the practice of leadership in Vietnam's public sector, and individual and group exercises, the course will apply theory to practice so that students can see leadership in action and work on a personal case study of leadership throughout the term.