Jan 24, 2022  
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ORL 5573 - The Drama and Rhetoric of Leadership

Although the concepts dramaturgy, rhetoric, sense making, organizing, and storytelling are well established in the literature on philosophy, cognitive studies, organization studies, sociology, theatre, cinema, psychology, communication, and culture studies – the ways in which these conceptual fields are interrelated remains unexplored.  The crux of dramaturgical theory in this context is that each of us creates, throughout a complex system of everyday interactions, dramatic impressions of organizational life based on a particular framing, or staging, of various socially constructed scenes.  Dramaturgy is about the creation, maintenance, and destruction of socially constructed realities.  This interdisciplinary tactic to leadership studies has two primary aims: (1) to promote thinking about how confluent cognitive, emotional, and organization changes are socially constructed, and (2) to coach the planning and performing of rhetorical action in real teams and organizations.

Prerequisites & Notes
Take ORL-5501

Credits: 3

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