Global Leadership and Practice

Module code: LCBS 2001

Module description

The module aims to 'sensitize' students to some of the critical issues associated with contemporary leadership in organisations. Students will gain an understanding of the differences between management and leadership practices and an opportunity to study traditional and contemporary leadership theories. The module will explore the implications of this in terms of leaders, followers and the 'doing' of leadership. Consideration will be given to the different power bases of leaders and the changing nature and role of leadership and will investigate key challenges experienced by leaders in contemporary organisations including the 'darker' side of leadership. The subject will be considered in terms of the social process and relationships between global organisations, culture, leaders and followers which lie at the heart of leadership. Students will gain an international perspective on leadership by considering practices in different parts of the world through the lens of 'globalisation' and enhancing this appreciation by drawing on the diverse experiences of faculty members, the student cohort and their own experiences.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: TBC
  • Tutorials: TBC


  • Reflective journal part 1: 50%
  • Reflective journal part 2: 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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