Leadership in Practice

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

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.

Course content

This is a leadership development course intended to build specific skills required by leaders in organisations.  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.

Formative coursework

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. 

Indicative reading

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.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2017/18: 79

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Controlled access 2017/18: No

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Communication
  • Commercial awareness