Describe the definition of leadership and identify its components
Assess trait, behavioural and contingency/situational leadership theories
Explain how leaders are recognised and how they differ from managers
Identify bad vs good leaders and measure similarities and differences
Apply the concept of a 'good' leader to a workplace setting
Defining leadership can be difficult. Leadership is a multidimensional construct that many theorists have dedicated their time to defining.
On this course, you will explore some of these theories – learning what leadership is and how good and bad leadership can affect a business and its employees. You will consider different leadership models to help clarify the universal components of leadership and how these components differ to management.
Definition of leadership
Understanding of the ambiguity in its definition
Trait, behavioural, and contingency/situational models of leadership (e.g. Blake and Moulton 1964)
Differentiate the roles and effects of managers versus leaders
Introduce the effect of leaders on individual and organisational performance
Good versus bad leadership’s similarities and differences
This course is for people looking for an enhanced understanding of leadership, its role and effects.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.