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EDOD 773 - Systems Leadership

  • 3 credits
  • Denver

A systems conceptualization and approach to leadership and leadership development.

Texts/Materials below will be available online.

Lynham, S.A. (2000). An overview of a theory of responsible leadership for performance. St. Paul, MN: Unpublished dissertation appendix, University of Minnesota. (copy to be posted)

Kauffman, D.L. (1980). Systems 1: An introduction to systems thinking. Minneapolis, MN: Future Systems, Inc. ISBN on – ISBN-13: 978-996280511; and ISBN-10: 9996280519. Note: Also available in pdf format for free from


EDOD 771 (Social Foundations of the Workplace); EDOD 772 (Theory Building in Applied Disciplines or concurrent registration)

Important Information

Additional Required Textbooks:
Senge, P. M. (2006). The fifth discipline (revised and updated). New York, NY: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-51725-6 (pbk).

Morgan, G. (2006). Images of organization (updated edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN 978-1-4129-3979-9 (pbk).

Textbooks and Materials

Section 722


  • Leadership Theory and Practices, 7th Ed.
    Northouse, P. G.
    ISBN: 978-1483317533
  • Leading Organizations: Perspectives for a New Era, 3rd Ed. (2010)
    Hickman, G. R.
    ISBN: 9781483346694
  • Good to great. Why some companies make the leap; others don’t. (2001)
    Collins, J.
    ISBN: 0-06-662099-6
  • The shadow side of power: Lessons for leaders. (2013)
    McLagan, P. A.
    ISBN: 10:1494980843

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.