Leadership is not a new concept and has been discussed for years. One main difference between leadership and management is the process of obtaining results through individuals. Management relates to planning, organizing, controlling and implementing work to obtain desired results. Leadership takes the process a step further by involving how the employees think and feel. Leadership has been conceived as the focus of group processes, as a matter of personality, as a matter of inducing compliance, as the exercise of influence, as particular behaviors, as a form of persuasion, as a power relation, as an instrument to achieve goals, as an effect of interaction, as a differentiated role, as initiation of structure, and as many combinations of these definitions. Effective leaders are critical to the success of an organization, and leadership development is important to develop good leaders.
This course examines the vital role that leadership plays at all levels within a business organization. Students will discover the importance of leadership potential as a key to sustained professional and organizational excellence. Exposure to thought-provoking cases, exercises and literature will heighten students’ awareness of the need to develop strong leadership skills in dealing with dynamic and culturally diversified organizations and communities of global world.