The objective of this module is for participants to understand the nature of effective leadership in the context of a complex and dynamic organisational environment. Participants will acquire the practical, communication and negotiation skills that they need to become effective leaders. They will engage in several negotiation exercises, which will serve as common touchstones toward understanding the negotiation process. Effective leadership is also about understanding what motivates and inspires people to perform at their best. Thus, participants will critically evaluate alternative HRM approaches to unleashing the productive potential of employees for superior organisational performance and to managing organisational change effectively.
Contact hours: 36
Private study hours: 114
Total hours: 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment method:
Assignment, 2,500 words (100%)
Bryman, A., Collinson, D., Grint, K., and Jackson, B. (2011) The SAGE Handbook of Leadership, London: SAGE.
Nikolopoulos, A. (2011). Negotiating Strategically: One versus All. Palgrave MacMillan.
Holbeche, L. (2006). Understanding Change: Theory, Implementation and Success. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Northouse, P. (2015) Leadership: Theory and Practice (7th Edition), London: SAGE.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate existing leadership and change theories and their links to the broader issues of innovation, creation and growth of new ventures and sustainable organisational performance.
- Undertake advanced communication and negotiation skills that are essential to leading people and organisations, appreciating thereby their global and complex dimensions
- Comprehensively understand and apply the drivers of individual behaviour and performance for creating a motivated and productive workforce.
- Develop and apply leadership skills to manage change in an effective, ethical and responsible way.
- Construct, manage, and evaluate a personal development plan through skills development to achieve and support their career and strategic leadership ambitions.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse and solve problems systematically and creatively
- Self-manage work in a complex and interdisciplinary context
- Develop the ability to learn through reflection on practice and experience
- Be self-aware, identify areas for self-improvement and generate solutions
- Communicate effectively
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Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
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