Business and management studies
Leadership Foundations (LEAD)
Module code: N1535
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:
- 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