The Signature MBA Concentration Powered by Patrick Lencioni.
As founder and CEO of The Table Group firm, business expert Patrick Lencioni has worked with 78 of the Fortune 100 companies plus many mid-market businesses and startups, helping them achieve optimal organizational health. The MBA in leadership and organizational health from the University of Saint Mary is based on Patrick Lencioni's renowned approach and gives you an advanced understanding of organizational culture.
- Apply new tools and skills immediately
- Strengthen your leadership résumé
- Enjoy a learn-by-doing approach
- Lead cohesive, high-performing teams
Lencioni's Unique Approach To Organizational Health
"Organizational health is making an organization culturally effective and eliminating politics, confusion, dysfunction and making morale and productivity a very real thing."
– Patrick Lencioni
The University of Saint Mary's MBA in leadership and organizational health online degree program is built around Lencioni's approach to the field, which includes instruction in:
- Human performance support systems
- Leadership and organizational health
- Strategic communication
- Strategic leadership
In a combination of engaging and pragmatic style, you'll experience stories and real-world examples, interactive tools, and teaching techniques that create an exceptional online learning environment. Upon graduation, you'll have a deeper understanding of the social and political factors that affect organizational environments, key business and management principles, as well as pragmatic strategies to help you implement changes to make a difference in your company's success.
- The fully online MBA in leadership and organizational health fits into your life
- Coursework is built around Lencioni's organizational health principles and includes tangible practices
- Faculty deliver interactive online classes with leading-edge instructional tools
- Learn to drive leadership within an organization
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PATRICK LENCIONI: Organizational health is making an organization culturally effective, and eliminating politics, confusion, dysfunction, and making morale and productivity a very real thing, not in an esoteric way, but a very real attribute in an organization. And the way to do that is to practice four simple, but difficult disciplines. The first of which is you have to make the leaders of the organization-- whether we're talking about the executive team of a multibillion dollar company, or the leadership team of a department within that company, or the people that run a small entrepreneurial venture, or a school, a church, a hospital, whatever, the leaders of that organization have to be behaviorally cohesive. They have to work together in a behavioral way that's effective.
The next thing they have to do, though, is they have to become intellectually aligned. They have to be on the same page around the answers to a few very simple, but critical questions. So they have to be behaviorally aligned, intellectually aligned, and once they do those first two things, then they have to go out and communicate the heck out of that alignment. They have to tell people the answers to those questions, and remind people constantly.
And then finally, they have to build just enough structure, just enough human systems into the organization, to reinforce that clarity in how they hire, how they fire, how they manage, how they reward, all those kinds of things. So if you can do those four things — build a cohesive team, create clarity, communicate clarity, and reinforce it, you can build a healthy organization that's going to allow you to tap into the knowledge that you have.
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The online MBA in leadership and organizational health from the University of Saint Mary requires 33 graduate-level credit hours, including eight core courses and three elective courses.
MGT 780 — Leadership and Organizational Health
In this course, students will learn the foundations of organizational health, as defined through open and honest communication, an informed decision-making process, and the execution and accountability of business decisions in an organization. Students will examine the dynamics of healthy and dysfunctional teams, explore individual work behavioral styles, and learn how these impact team performance and communication. They will evaluate communication strategies, conflict resolution models, and strategies for building a cohesive and healthy team.
MGT 781 — Strategic Leadership and Team Building
In this course, students will learn how to build cohesive teams by exploring the best practices and strategies of healthy organizations. These practices and strategies include six critical areas that define and sustain a healthy organization: (1) the organization's purpose, (2) values that guide the organization's purpose, (3) the business definition, (4) measurement of success, (5) a single overarching goal, and (6) ownership of goals. Students will evaluate an organization's performance against the six critical areas, creating a "playbook" that ensures organizational health.
MGT 782 — Strategic Communication and Human Performance Support Systems
In this course, students will learn how to develop a strategic communication plan, foster interdependence, and build human capital. Students will examine strategies for healthy organizational communication, assess criteria for effective meetings, and evaluate the components of a human performance support system. Included in this course is a capstone experience where students will apply all four of the Lencioni leadership frameworks by synthesizing and integrating the concepts and principles in a real-world project.
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Our online MBA in leadership and organizational health will teach you to foster an organization's accountability and success. Call 877.307.4915 today to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information online.