Developing leadership skills

This course will help you understand the theories, issues and tools of leadership. At course end, you will not only put yourself in a position to lead, you’ll have the tools at your disposal to develop leadership in your organisation.
Topics covered
  • Learning about leadership.
  • Trait theory of leadership.
  • Behaviour theory of leadership: what do effective leaders do?
  • Transformational theory of leadership: engaging hearts and minds.
  • Following.
  • Leadership: a cultural construction?
  • Gender and leadership.
  • Developing ethical behaviour in our leaders.
  • Leading individuals and teams: two distinct roles.
  • Leadership across the larger organisation.
  • Leadership development in a fast-changing world.
  • The development of leadership: tools and practices.
  • Strategic leadership.
  • Leadership and risk.
  • How is leadership studied?
  • A critical look at leadership.
  • The way forward: our learning and the application of our knowledge of leadership.

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Course development

This course is available for purchase from now and until 31 July 2021, and examinations are offered until June 2023.

If you’re thinking about starting today you’ll study our Leadership course, as outlined here.

If you’re looking to begin studying from 2020, you’ll be able to choose our new course, Leadership Theory and Practice.

Both courses are equivalent and transferrable, so your choice today won’t affect your award.

Why change? We’re in the process of moving to a new learning platform which will give you more interactive learning opportunities and newly designed courses.

'Visualise This'

We have a library of informative visual material to guide you through critical concepts. Here’s just one of them.

The full library is available through your Student Portal.