Leadership: Theory & Practice (E)
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Learning outcomes of course unit
The course introduces the basics of the thought-processes and actions of leaders and the simultaneous application of management and leadership skills. Exercising power responsibly, communication and empathy characterize leadership as a central competency in companies.
Students will gain an understanding of the general concept of leadership, various leadership approaches, and emerging approaches to leadership.
Students will be able to discuss and explain various concepts of and approaches to leadership, and develop an understanding and self-awareness of their own individual leadership approach.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Fundamental concepts and elements of leadership in business.
• Fundamental approaches to leadership (Trait, Skill, Behavioral, and Situational Approaches)
• Emerging approaches to leadership (Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership)
• Application of leadership skills
recommended or required reading
Leadership (International Student Edition): Theory and Practice
Peter Northouse - SAGE Publications, Inc - 2015
Introduction to leadership: concepts and practice
Peter Northouse - - 2015
Additional instructor provided materials
assessment methods and criteria
Lecture and case study participation, course work: 10 %
Semester Project: 20 %
Semester test: 70 %
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name of lecturer(s)
Mark Romanelli, MBA
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