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website has been built to introduce you to Coleman Patterson and to some of the ideas and
topics that he explores in his professional role.
As a student of leadership,
management, and organization, it has become apparent that an organization's success
is directly related to the effectiveness of its people. Contemporary organizational
writings and examples from industry describe effective organizations as made up of
independent and self-active people who can identify needs and opportunities, and then
marshal the resources needed to meet the needs. These self-active
"leaders" are needed throughout organizations--from the tops to the
bottoms. It also requires that organizational members know when to lead and when to
It is rare for managers and
leaders to figure this out solely by themselves. It is more efficient to receive
training and instruction on the principles of leadership, management, and organization
than learning only from direct experience. By studying and exploring what others
have experienced, studied, and made sense of, students of leadership, management, and
organization can advance their understanding and effectiveness more quickly and fully than
they can working in isolation.
On the pages of this website
it is described how leadership, management, and organizational principles can be applied
to colleges and universities and how organizations can benefit from leadership and
management education through a series of training programs.