This course provides an analysis of foundational theories and practices of leadership, emphasizing the application of theoretical concepts to real-life situations. Also examined are the impact of organizational history and structure on today's leadership challenges. Psychometric instruments used in this course: Big Five Personality Test, Type A, Locus of Control, Machiavelli Scale, Emotional Intelligence, modified MBTI, Self-Monitoring, Narcissism.
- Discuss a broad range of leadership theories, across disciplines, which help to clarify the dynamic interaction between leaders and followers.
- Explain how leadership is a social phenomenon which includes contextual, historical and cultural perspectives.
- Compare and contrast traditional autocratic leadership styles with participative and servant leadership approaches.
- Defend the importance of follower involvement in the leadership cycle with particular emphasis on motivation, power and influence.
- Examine factors related to change leadership that impact organizational effectiveness and external adaptation.
- Create a self-reflective leadership assessment to help foster personal goals and leadership development.
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