STUDY - LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
The course will let the student understand the impact and importance of becoming a leader, effective leadership behaviour and styles. Understanding the change, its role and implementation.
STUDY - The nature and importance of leadership:
The meaning of leadership – leadership as a partnership – leadership vs. management – the Impact of leadership on organizational performance – leadership roles – the satisfactions and frustrations of being a leader. Traits, Motives, and characteristics of leaders: Personality traits of effective leaders’ leadership motives-cognitive factors and leadership.
STUDY - Effective leadership behaviour and attitudes:
task-related attitudes and behaviours – relationship-oriented attitudes and behaviours – super leadership: leading others to lead themselves – 360-degree feedback for fine-tuning leadership approach.
STUDY - Leadership styles:
the leadership continuum: classical leadership styles – the boss-centered vs. employee-centered leadership continuum – the autocratic participative free rein continuum- the leadership grid styles – the entrepreneurial leadership style – gender differences in leadership style – selecting the best leadership style.
STUDY - Developing teamwork:
team leadership vs. solo leadership – advantages and disadvantages of group work and team work – the leaders role in the team-based organization-leader behaviour and attitude the foster teamwork. Leadership development, succession and the future: development through self-awareness and self-discipline – leadership development programmes.
STUDY - Understanding change:
nature of change – forces of change – perspective on change: contingency perspective – population ecology perspective institutional perspective – resource-dependence perspective
STUDY - Types of change:
continuous change – discontinuous change – participative change – directive change. Implementing change: assemble a change management team – establish a new direction for change – prepare the organization for change – set up change teams to implement change – align structure, systems and resources to support change – identify and to remove road blocks to change – absorb change into the culture of the organization
MBA General Management Subjects