This course will explore organizations as open systems with a focus on the nature, dynamics, and challenges of leadership in the 21st century. Learners will understand what it means to view organizations as systems and to build high performance cultures that are founded on candor and trust. Learners will also be exposed to frameworks (e.g. political, structural, symbolic and human) for leading change in a turbulent and complex environment. At an applied level, learners will be offered systems thinking and change leadership tools to enable them to effectively transform differences into opportunities.