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Course Overview

You cannot lead if you do not understand yourself or the impact you have on others.  This course will enable you to gain a greater understanding of your own leadership behaviours and capabilities in the context of geographical culture and professional context.  You will carry out an insight analysis of your personality and leadership type before working to complete a leadership simulation that requires you to plan and execute strategy with limited resources to overcome challenges.  You will then explore a range of leadership cases to see how and why different decisions depend on situation, context and past experience.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ian Heywood

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This module will investigate the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about leadership and explore why understanding one's own leadership style, competency and behaviour is key.  The module is set within a strategic change frame and thus critically considers the impact of leaders and the role leaders can and do play in envisioning organizational futures and directing resources and people toward strategic goals.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: analytical piece of critical work (100%).

Resit: repeat of the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be continuous and rapid and will be conducted by Personal Tutors who will be readily available to communicate with students.  There will be adherence to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback. 

Course Learning Outcomes


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