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Introduction to Week 2

Welcome to the second week of Leadership Theory: The Basics.

Last week, we looked at the following approaches to leadership:

  • Trait: assumes that some individuals are born with certain physical, social and personal characteristics and other traits that differentiate them from non-leaders
  • Style: focuses on the leader’s behaviours by identifying what they do and how they act
  • Skills: focuses on knowledge and abilities
  • Situational: a flexible and adaptive leadership style, emphasising the need to adapt the leadership style to suit the requirements or situations of the organisation

This week, we start by taking a look at the more contemporary approaches to leadership.

Through this week’s activities you will explore:

  • Different contemporary approaches to leadership
  • Role of leadership in change management
  • Myths and reality of leadership
  • Impact of leadership on the organisational culture

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Leadership Theory: The Basics

Coventry University