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Leadership Skills (Pg)

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Subject Aim:

This subject encourages students to commit to developing themselves as ethical and authentic leaders in contemporary organisational contexts. The subject aims to deepen students’ understanding with respect to how to:

  • Better understand oneself, others, teams and leading in organisations.
  • Manage complex relationships at work and appreciate individual differences particularly stemming from ethics, values, goals and trust.
  • Gain insights into interpersonal relationships and the benefits of diversity to organisational outcomes.
  • Manage oneself towards authentic leadership by becoming more attuned to the dynamics of decision-making, freedom, commitment and responsibility.
  • Identify problems and solutions by clarifying issues and roadblocks.
  • Overcome conflict through building group commitment, persuading and negotiating.
  • Understand how to lead individuals and teams including mentoring and coaching.
  • Develop a personal model of leadership (PLM) that is ethically sound and contemporarily based.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of leadership.
  • Critique the implications of individuals and organisations adopting differing leadership styles.
  • Analyse how reflective behaviour, including emotional and social intelligence, can effectively contribute to problem-solving in an organisational context.
  • Evaluate the critical elements of modern day leadership practice that enables the development and maintenance of high performance workplaces (HPWs).
  • Create a personal model of leadership (PML) that encapsulates a contemporary approach to 21st century leadership, underpinned by strong ethical behaviours.

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 15 & 16. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

For detailed assessment instructions, see the subject Moodle site.