Key Information

  • Course Code: LSS102
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Fee: £4045

Course outline

Trait Theory – Description, Analysis, and Use

  • Evolution of the idea
  • Traits – a brief outline
  • Traits and leaders
  • Decline
  • ‘Derailing’
  • So where does this leave trait theory and organizations?

Behavioral Models

  • Foundation principles
  • What are ‘leadership behaviors’?
  • Organisational implications

The Style Approach to Leadership

  • Evolution of the approach
  • Organisational culture
  • Widening the choice
  • Factors affecting style
  • Style approach – strengths and weaknesses

Situational and Contingent Leadership

  • Early developments
  • Hersey and Blanchard’s life cycle theory of leadership
  • How the model operates
  • Path-Goal theory
  • Fielder’s contingency theory
  • Broader situational factors
  • Leadership substitutes theory

Charisma and Transformational Leadership

  • Charisma
  • House and Shamir self-concept theory
  • Attribution theory
  • Characteristics of charismatic leaders
  • Context and crisis
  • Negative aspects of charisma
  • Transformational leadership

Authentic Leadership

  • Defining authentic leadership
  • Academic approach
  • Practitioner approach
  • Pseudo-authenticity

Followership

  • Attributes of followers
  • Leader-member exchange theory (LMX)
  • Implications of LMX
  • Attributes of followers

Psychodynamic Approaches to Leadership

  • Freud, Jung, and personality
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Criticism of the psychodynamic approach

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  • The architecture of the brain
  • The nature of intelligence
  • What is EI?
  • Goleman’s approach
  • Other perspectives
  • The ‘dark side’ of EI
  • Criticisms of EI

Ethical Leadership

  • What are ethics?
  • Basic ethical frameworks
  • Deontological frameworks
  • Leadership and moral development
  • What is an ‘ethical leader’?
  • Why do leaders not act ethically?
  • Whistleblowing
  • Why do workers not blow the whistle more often?

Target audience

This corporate leadership course is suitable for:

  • Heads of organizations, chief officers, chairpersons, board members, and directors.
  • Heads of departments.
  • Senior managers and executives.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this leadership training for managers, you will be able to understand:

  • One of the earliest approaches to leadership – the Trait Approach.
  • How leaders behave.
  • The relationship between a leader and followers through the style approach.
  • A leader’s approach as being dependent on the situation facing the leader and that successful leaders can adapt their approach to suit the circumstances.
  • Transformational leadership’s ability to change workers and followers into avid disciples whose hearts and minds have been inspired by an internalized belief in the veracity of their leader’s decisions.
  • Authentic leadership should underpin any form of effective leadership.
  • The delicate nature of the relationship between the leader and followers.
  • Two different approaches to psychodynamics – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and neuro-linguistic programming.
  • The development of emotional intelligence (EI).
  • Different ethical frameworks and how these can help leaders resolve problems without a precedent or a simple solution.
Program taught in:
English

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