Business and management studies

Leadership Foundations (LEAD)

Module code: N1535
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Examine what makes someone an effective leader - looking at their personal characteristics, behaviour and the situation the individual is facing.

You look at why a particular leadership style has a different effect on followers - for example, how a manager's leadership style can have an effect on employee work performance.

You look at: 

  • readings
  • case studies
  • experiential exercises. 

You examine your own leadership skills and develop a plan for improving your strengths and overcoming your limitations.

 

 

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand and evaluate the different approaches to the study of leadership
  • Define, explain and illustrate principles of effective leadership, the management of change, negotiation and conflict resolution and the role of organisational power
  • Understand the major ethical, social pressures and challenges facing leaders today
  • Apply a leadership framework to case studies and real world situations