Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Developing Leadership (LEAD)

Module N1076

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Organisations have traditionally conceived of leadership as a heroic attribute, appointing the few 'real' leaders to high-level senior positions in order to get them through the hard times. Many observers within organisations are questioning this approach and are beginning to think about the need to recognise and utilise a wider range of leadership practices. Leadership, they argue, needs to be conceived of as something that happens across functions and levels, and that is closely connected with social, cognitive and communicative skills such as those employed in negotiation and decision-making. New concepts and frameworks are needed in order to embrace this more inclusive understanding. This module adopts a systems approach, which focuses on method, people, context, and need. As such, the module offers a perspective that links the two dimensions of people and situation with two additional dimensions of process and content (methods and outcomes).

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate systematic understanding of leadership theory and its relevance to contemporary businesses

Devise and sustain arguments in relation to contemporary issues in leadership

Demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge informed by current research of key leadership theories, approaches to leadership and negotiation in diverse contexts

Describe and comment on challenges faced by leaders in contemporary business

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 12 75.00%
PresentationT1 Week 7 (15 minutes)25.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Heather Kent

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr Benjamin Everly

Assess convenor

Ms Graziana Di Pede

Assess convenor

Mr George Siantonas

Assess convenor

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