The ultimate aims of this course are to:
- develop an understanding of leadership theory and apply it to students’ own careers;
- provide students with an understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses as managers and leaders, and an appreciation of interpersonal differences;
- equip students with the ability to lead organizations, or parts of organizations, and to effect change within those organizations;
- enable students to develop their leadership style in a manner informed by relevant and recent theory;
- and to develop critical understanding of differences in national cultures and institutions and their implications for leaders.
The course encompasses four major themes:
- Leadership and Management (theories and styles of leadership;
- cross-border differences, leadership competencies, and leadership ethics);
- Leading People (communication and negotiation, motivation and performance management, building and managing teams, employee engagement & voice) Change Management;
- and Self Appraisal and Personal Development Planning.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate practical understanding of effective leadership and management,
- understand and apply change management models and demonstrate awareness of their strengths and weaknesses,
- and be able to explain and critique key approaches in the management of individuals and teams.