ID420 Half Unit
Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Connson Locke NAB4.16
This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPhil/PhD in Management, MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, MSc in Management, MSc in Management (CEMS MIM), MSc in Management and Human Resources, MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance and MSc in Organisational Behaviour. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities needed to exercise leadership in organisations. It explores several facets of leadership and considers how leadership develops. The emphasis will be on application of theory, comparing and contrasting ideas approaches to leadership, and self-reflection.
The course examines topics such as: leadership and management; trait, behavioural and contingency theories of leadership; individual differences in leadership; leadership development; transformational and transactional forms of leadership; and issues of gender and culture.
20 hours of lectures in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.
Each two-hour session will include a combination of lecture and small group work. Students are expected to prepare for, and contribute to, the seminars. Small group work will include preparing and giving presentations, case analyses, and small group discussions.
Students will complete a formative assessment based on previous exam questions. The details will be discussed in week 1. The assignment deadline will be in week 6.
A full reading list will be provided at the beginning of the term. There is no required text. Indicative readings include:
Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A.T., & Sternberg, R.J. (2004) Leadership: Past, Present and Future (Chapter 1). In Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A.T. & Sternberg, R.J. (Eds.) The Nature of Leadership, pp. 3-15. London: Sage Publications. George, J. M. (2000). Emotions and Leadership: The role of emotional intelligence. Human Relations, Vol. 53 (8), 1027-1055. Heifetz, R.A. & Laurie, D.L. (2001) The work of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 79(11), 131-141. Judge, T., Bono, J., Ilies, R., & Gerhardt, M. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87(4), 765-780.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Department: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour
Total students 2012/13: 97
Average class size 2012/13: 15
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving