What is Leadership and how does it differ from management?
Leadership as Traits, as Skills, as Abilities, Behavioural Styles and as Situations
Leadership as Contingencies, as Goals and as Exchanges and as Transformation;
New Leadership paradigms: Authentic and Servant leadership, Followers and Teams.
Renewal and its role in economic growth; Innovation and creativity in organisations;
Creating an environment that fosters innovation and entrepreneurial activity;
The nature, characteristics, and behaviour of the entrepreneur;
Generating and evaluating business ideas;
Opportunity identification, evaluation and exploitation
Creating a vision for the idea;
Managing the development of the idea;
Developing a business plan.
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
Explain the difference between management and leadership;
Critically analyse the major theories of leadership;
Demonstrate insight into their own leadership styles and preferences;
Illustrate how different leadership approaches can be combined to enhance innovation in organisations;
Appreciate the roles of leadership and management in the creation of new ventures;
Recognise the key role of innovation in modern organisations;
Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship;
Research, plan and develop a business application;
Develop a leadership strategy that fosters a climate of innovation and entrepreneurship;
Develop a business plan to take the application to market (i.e. commercialise the innovation.
The module aims to:
Reinforce students understanding of the differences between management and leadership;
Develop students understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership;
Help students to identify their leadership styles and preferences;
Develop student’s understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship;
Help students explore, identify and develop their own entrepreneurial skills;
Assist students to develop innovative business ideas in the form of on-line applications;
Assist students to develop a business plan for their application.
Help students to identify theories of leadership best suited to creating and leading an organisational environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship;
In addition, the module aims to assist students in the acquisition of the following skills:
Entrepreneurial and innovation skills through problem based learning.
Problem solving and decision making