Rather than focusing on traits of the individual leader, this course focuses on the dimensions of organizations and teams that both facilitate and complicate leadership. Examples include managing conflict, developing a shared vision, and differentiating between technical and adaptive change. Students will apply various organizational theories in order to understand group- and system-level patterns in ?how groups get things done? (e.g., structures and resources, symbols and values, power and politics). Ultimately, students leave the course better able to plan and evaluate school improvement through the lenses of organizational theory.