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Assessing your leadership skills

This questionnaire is designed to assess your leadership skills, specifically your strengths and weaknesses in relation to your administrative, interpersonal and conceptual skills. This time the questionnaire is only to …

Assessing your leadership traits

The first questionnaire you’re going to take is designed to assess your leadership traits. This questionnaire should be filled in by yourself and also by other people who know you …

10 leadership theories

We are starting our final activity of the week by looking at the major theories that exist about leadership, what it is and how it arises. Watch the video in …

Reflection on the course

Congratulations on completing this short course on the Evolution of Management and Leadership Theory. We hope you’ve enjoyed the experience. Watch the video where Navami summarises what we’ve looked at …

Leadership and management

The concept of management emerged around the 20th century to reduce chaos in an increasingly industrialised society and to make workplace organisation more efficient and effective. The initial system of …

The characteristics of leaders and managers

You have just seen how Kotter associated different characteristics to leaders and managers. Lunenburg (2011) looked at leadership and management as different ends of a spectrum, suggesting that a person …

Leader or manager?

Every leader can be a manager but not every manager can be a leader. Watch the video of Mary, associate director of Zarana company, interacting with her employees. Do you …

Skills theory

The skills theory of leadership follows a leader-centred perspective, similar to the traits theory. However, the difference is that the skills approach puts more emphasis on the skills and abilities …

Trait theory vs process theory

Early ideas about leadership, described by the Great Man theory, focused on the innate qualities of individuals. In the 1950s, leadership theory focused on the situational interaction of traits, then …

Getting the most out of your learning

Learning at Coventry University Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. The Coventry Way At Coventry University Online, we’re committed to …

Are leaders born or made?

Welcome to this course on the Evolution of Management and Leadership Theory. It’s great that you can join us. Throughout the next two weeks, you will have the opportunity to: …

Assigned versus emergent leadership

Now you have some understanding about the term leadership, let’s see how individuals emerge as leaders. Assigned or emergent? Assigned leaders are people who become leaders by being given a …

Defining leadership

We will begin our exploration of leadership with some definitions, although this is not as straightforward as it sounds. A review of studies of leadership research identified that there are …

Assessing your leadership traits

The first questionnaire you’re going to take is designed to assess your leadership traits. This questionnaire should be filled in by yourself and also by other people who know you …