Course Code: MP004

The purpose of this unit is to provide a comprehensive review of the major behavior patterns that effective leaders use to influence followers, this unit keys in on what effective leaders really do and emphasizes how leaders can diagnose and modify situations and followers to make their leadership a more positive and productive endeavor.

This course will enable the learner to achieve the following skills and knowledge:

The unit is organized into an easy-to-follow three-part structure.

Part I: Introduces the concept of leadership and descriptions and evaluations of several currently popular situational leadership theories.

Part II: Describes the five core leadership behavior patterns (supportiveness, directiveness , participation, reward/punishment, and charismatic behavior).

Part III: Examines current leadership issues in organizations, with a concluding module that summarizes the impacts of the leadership behaviors in Organizations.

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Students applying for the program would benefit more readily if they meet with one of the following:

1. An appropriate Diploma
2. An appropriate professional qualification

Mature executives who do not possess the above mentioned qualification but with substantial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assessment

Student progress is monitored by continuous assessment. A variety of assessment methods will be used, for example, assignments, business style reports, case studies, logbooks, observations, oral presentations, personal audits, portfolios, role-play and projects. Students are graded at either Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail.

Subjects

  • Concept of Leadership
  • Leadership process, Leadership and Management,
  • Influence and Authority to leadership ,Types of power used by Leaders, Traits Leaders possess
  • Leadership behavior and its importance in Leadership Effectiveness
  • Situational Leadership theories
  • Contingency Models of Leadership
  • Five Core Leadership Behavior Patterns
  • Current Leadership Issues
  • Building social Exchanges, Fairness and Ethics in Leadership
  • Follower behavior, positive influence on groups and in the Organization Performance

The program consists of 8 weeks of part-time study in the evenings (once every week). Lectures are supplemented with case studies, group projects and discussions throughout the program. Students share their experiences with other students to enhance their expertise in a range of areas, including competency in the common body of knowledge for human resource professionals.

Certification

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the unit Certificate in Leadership Analysis by Edexcel, London UK.

Status of Qualification

Advanced vocational qualification. Students may progress into the Professional Program in Executive Human Resource Management or the Professional Program in Executive Business Management.