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Leadership Skills

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able to identify leadership skills and behaviors and reveal connections in various corporate cultures. They will develop the examples provided and make connections to their own areas of experience, they will be able to debate, drawing on examples from sport and culture management. They will confirm this proven knowledge in company and NGO contexts and verify their conjectures in group discussions.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

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. The discussion will be based on the relevant qualities of leaders as well as on their behavior in order to lead and promote colleagues and teams to make innovation and change possible, and to be a role model as a business-minded person. The range of perspectives of the applied examples is large: from leadership in international contexts to leaders in top-level sport and culture.

recommended or required reading

Bennis, Warren, Goldsmith, Joan (2010) Learning to lead: A workbook on Becoming a Leader, Basic Books;
Bill, George (2004) Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, John Wiley;
Bruch, Heike et al. Hrsg. (2006) Leadership Best practices und Trends, Gabler Verlag
Sackmann, Sonja (2012): Erfolgsfaktor Unternehmenskultur: Mit kulturbewusstem Management Unternehmensziele erreichen, Wiesbaden, Gabler;
Wehrlin, Ulrich (2013) Charismatic Leadership: Theorie und Praxis der charismatischen Führung in Unternehmen, AVM - Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München;

assessment methods and criteria

Immanent exam character (active participation)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mark Romanelli, MBA

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable