MG100      Half Unit
Leadership and Communication in Teams

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Cecile Emery NAB4.09


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Management. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.

Course content

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 approaches to leadership, and self-reflection. The group essay provides the opportunity for students to not only exercise leadership within their group but also apply the theories to a real-life leadership situation.

The course examines: leadership and management; trait, behavioural and contingency theories of leadership; individual differences in leadership; the dynamics between leaders and their followers; transformational and transactional forms of leadership; team leadership and co-leadership; leadership communication; leadership development; the future of leadership.


10 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour of classes in the ST.

The Summer Term teaching will be review sessions.

Formative coursework

Formative assessment will be a mock exam during the Lent Term.

Indicative reading

A full reading list will be provided at the beginning of the term. The main text is:

Northouse, P. (2009). Leadership. Theory and Practice (5th ed.) Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Additional readings are:

Daft, R. (2010). The Leadership Experience (5rd ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western.

Goffee, R. and Jones, G. (2006). Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Yukl, G. A. (2009). Leadership in Organizations. (7th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.


Exam (65%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Essay (25%, 2000 words) and coursework (10%, 1000 words) in March.

Assessment will be 25% group essay (2000 words), 10% individual reflection (1000 words), and 65% Summer Term exam (2 hours). The group essay and individual reflection will be submitted one week after the end of Lent Term.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: 113

Average class size 2012/13: 15

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication