Module Catalogues

Introduction to Leadership

Module Title Introduction to Leadership
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The module aims to introduce students to the theoretical perspectives, roles, and practical activities associated with Leadership both in contemporary organisations and in the historical context.

Learning outcomes

Students completing the module successfully should:
A Describe and explain the historical development of Leadership
B Recognise the activities, functions and roles related to being a leader in a variety of organisational contexts, and explain both the rationale for this and the implications for those who are ‘led’
C Compare and contrast a range of theoretical perspectives concerning Leadership
D Outline and explain Leadership styles and practices, and their links to organisational and HR strategies
E Discuss Leadership in relation to legal, ethical and organisational success criteria
F Explain the factors affecting the ‘leader-led’ relationship, and the variety of frameworks (both formal and informal) that exist to facilitate this.
G Consider the various models of Leadership that exist, and outline a range of methods for assessing Leadership in contemporary organizations.

Method of teaching and learning

Lecture and tutorials on a weekly basis, with case study use.