Course Code: 7115

Description:


Leadership is often referred to as the ability to influence people toward achieving a goal. The purpose of the course is to bridge the gap between the often simplistic popular approaches to leadership, and the more abstract theoretical approaches presented by numerous writers and practitioners in the field.  This course helps students to understand the terms and concepts related to leadership theories and to have a good knowledge of leadership types. Also, demonstrates the strategic role of leadership in creating and enhancing a firm’s competitive advantages,  how to build leadership skills needed for different institutions, Compare and contrast leadership styles in developed, developing and transitional countries , also builds evaluation and synthesizing skills in solving real-world leadership problems in different contexts.

Teaching strategies to be used to develop the required knowledge are lectures, so the students are given readings, discuss cases, have interactive assignments, case analysis, projects, and presentations.

Topics to be covered are an introduction to leadership, trait and skills approaches to leadership, motivation(Art or Science), behavioral approach to leadership, situational approach to leadership and contingency theories, the path‐goal theory of Leadership, leader‐member exchange theory, transformational and authentic leadership, servant & adaptive leadership, psychodynamic approach, ethics & team leadership, gender, culture and leadership.