2021-2022 Catalog

MAL 530 Adaptive Leadership

Managing change or adapting to challenging environments requires flexibility and the ability to manage stress. When procedures or policies do not exist to solve a problem or cope with change, leaders must determine what is essential or what is superfluous, and adapt to create innovative solutions. Students will learn adaptive leadership skills that can be used in any level of an organization, both domestically and globally.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Analyze personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of adaptive organizational change.
  3. Analyze leader responses to adaptive challenges within organizations.
  4. Evaluate formal vs. informal authority and adaptive vs. technical work.