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Critical Business Skills for Success: Part IV – Organizational Behavior


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Critical Business Skills for Success: Part IV- Organizational Behavior



Everyone wants to know: What does it take to reach success in business—the kind of success that lasts? It all comes down to a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business—the same kind that are taught to MBA students in many of the world's most prestigious business schools.


Our comprehensive five-part, 60-lecture course, Critical Business Skills for Success, is designed to give you just this kind of integrated, accessible introduction. Bringing together five prestigious and renowned business professors from some of America's top business schools, each of this course's five parts is a detailed look at a particular skill:




 Finance and accounting,

 Organizational behavior, and



Here in one place is an authoritative guide to the five essential disciplines that everyone, entry-level employees and CEOs alike, needs to master in order to reap rewards in today's complex marketplace.


In each part, you'll learn about everything from key terms and methodologies to research-backed strategies and case studies involving some of the world's most influential companies.


This kind of well-rounded business education is useful to anyone who works in a company of any size. Whether you're in a leadership position, just starting out, or somewhere in between, these skills will help you understand all of the functions of a business, not just your area of specialty. It's also a great resource to have, even if you already have an MBA, as you can return to this course again and again for advice and clarification.


Bringing the MBA experience right to you, Critical Business Skills for Success demystifies the secrets of business and gives you insights that will help you achieve your goals.


Part Four: Organizational Behavior


You have your product, you've developed your business plan for selling that product, and you've spent invaluable time and money securing the top talent to help you reach your goals. It's all smooth sailing from here, right?


Unfortunately, it turns out that some of the costliest mistakes within an organization stem from a critical misunderstanding of how organizations work, and how to operate effectively within them. If you don't have a workforce that’s operating smoothly to accomplish your organizational goals, there's no way you'll succeed in business.


 Why are some leaders more effective than others?

 What makes a team or department so productive?

 Why are some initiatives received enthusiastically, and others met with apathy?


Questions like these are at the heart of organizational behavior, a field that contains powerful strategies and best practices that everyone in the business world should learn. Professor Clinton O. Longenecker, an award-winning business instructor from The University of Toledo and an active business management coach, has createdCritical Business Skills: Organizational Behavior to answer these questions and more. Whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or an entry-level employee looking to climb the ranks, in these 12 engaging lectures, you'll expand your understanding of business by exploring the key psychosocial and behavioral issues that impact our ability, as employees and leaders, to get work done. Tapping into the science of human behavior, along with numerous case studies and research from Professor Longenecker's professional experience, you'll come away from these lectures with refined skills and an essential list of tools, tips, and techniques for putting yourself in a position to succeed.


Professor Longenecker delivers powerful lectures that explore in depth what he calls "power factors" that can help you achieve better results for your organization.


 Effective leadership: Effective leaders can impact innovation and creativity, productivity and efficiency, workplace motivation and job satisfaction, and other important performance variables.

 Emotional intelligence: By recognizing your own emotions and those of others, you can better cultivate productive relationships in the workplace.

 Teamwork and cooperation: Failing to leverage cooperation in a business setting is essentially a failure to utilize a source of competitive advantage.

 Power and influence: Where does authority come from? What are the common mistakes people in authority positions make?


With Professor Longenecker, named by The Economist as one of the top 15 business professors in the world, you're getting critical business school insights from a master of the subject.


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