Leadership in Practice
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Mr Dan White
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Management (1 Year Programme). This course is not available as an outside option.
This is a core, non-assessed module in the summer.
This is a leadership development course intended to build specific skills required by leaders in organisations. Students who want to understand leadership theory should take MG4D5 Leadership: Theory and Practice during Lent Term as this course will not cover leadership theories. Each session of this course will focus on a different skill, including coaching, team leadership, performance management, presentation skills, upward management, giving and receiving feedback, and facilitating creativity. The instructor will provide a framework for learning the skill, then students will engage in interactive exercises to practice the skill and give each other feedback. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a set of leadership skills along with individual feedback from their peers that helps them gauge how well they have learned those skills.
6 x 180 minute seminars in the period after exams and summer term.
Students will practice the leadership skills in class and receive feedback from their peers and the instructor. They will keep a learning log and use that information to complete a personal development plan (PDP) at the end of the course.
There is no required textbook for this course. For students who are interested, a recommended textbook is:
Yukl, G.A. (2012) Leadership in Organizations, 8th ed. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
This is a non-assessed course.
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Non-credit bearing
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Commercial awareness