AU: 3.0
Programme: BUS

Leadership is a hot topic in corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. But what do leaders really do in the world of work? What do YOU need to do in order to be a really effective leader? This course is for students who hope to become managers, leaders or consultants in workplaces anywhere in the world. The course covers some important non-textbook principles for organizational leadership, with an emphasis on both and "eastern" and "western" approaches to leadership. You will learn practical skills and techniques for networking, teamworking, managing and leading people at work (eg., setting goals, delegating work, conducting a staff meeting, coaching employees, impressing various stakeholders). The assessment will actually be fun and will provide further learning for you! It involves a real world project, some independent research into leadership concepts, and self-reflection on your own leadership style. Weekly seminars will involve lots of discussions, roleplays, and group activities, so be prepared to experience many aspects of leadership for real!