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BDGE 6002 Critical Thinking for Effective Management: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

Please Note: 

GE students will need to access the Walden Library through their portal prior to accessing the linked readings listed below. 

Please enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.

Ancona, D., Malone, T., Orlikowski, W., & Senge, P. (2007). In praise of the incomplete leader. Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 92-100.


Banaji, M., Bazerman, M., & Chugh, D. (2003). How (un)ethical are you? Harvard Business Review, 81(12), 56-64.


Clayton, M. (2008). Super models. Training Journal, 70.


Fetscher, S. (2008). Innovative cultures. Leadership Excellence, 25(4), 17.


Finder, J., Brandon, H., Kubasik, C., Comey, J., Klein, E., & Teuber, W. (2007). The CEO's private investigation. Harvard Business Review, 85(10), 47-60.


Gavetti, G., & Rivkin, J. W. (2007). On the Origin of Strategy: Action and Cognition over Time. Organization Science, 18(3), 420-439.


Gentile, M. (2010). Keeping your colleagues honest. Harvard Business Review, 88(3), 114-117.


Hamington, M. (2009). Business is not a game: The metaphoric fallacy. Journal of Business Ethics, 86(4), 473-484.


Hammond, J., Keeney, R., & Raiffa, H. (2006). The hidden traps in decision making. Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 118-126.


Herrmann-Nehdi, A. (2010). Whole brain thinking. T+D, 64(5), 36-41.


Jackson, S., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2005). Four keys to flow. Personal Excellence, 10(3), 9.


Kotter, J., & Schlesinger, L. (2008). Choosing strategies for change. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 130-139.


Korver, C. (2008). Ethical leaders. Leadership Excellence, 25(7), p15-5.


McGlade, J., & Pek, A. (2008). Spark your creative genius. Leader to Leader, 2008(49), 11-15.


McQueeney, E. (2006). Making ethics come alive. Business Communication Quarterly, 69(2), 158-171.


Neal, K. (2010). Stepping up to the plate: Developing an effective business communication strategy. Information Management, 44(2), 38-41.


O'Quinn, K. (2009). The elements of persuasion: Three principles that will strengthen any appeal. Public Relations Tactics, 16(2), 20.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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