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Course Detail

Course Name Leadership Skills (LS)
Course Code 23HR502E
Program MBA
Credits 3
Course category Elective
Name of the Career Path Human Resource People Management


Module 1

Module 1: Building Leadership qualities (6 hours)

  1. Building Respect and Credibility.
  2. Build Trust and Influence.
  3. Building a shared vision.
Module 2

Module 2: Empowering Individuals (6 hours)

  1. Encouraging self-leadership.
  2. Developing individual competence & confidence.
  3. Providing choices for opportunities for self-growth & development.
Module 3

Module 3: Empowering teams (4 hours)

  1. Building Self-Managed teams.
  2. Building climate of trust, collaboration and mutual interdependence.
Module 4

Module 4: Building organizations (8 hours)

  1. Leadership styles.
  2. Leadership strategies.

Course Description & Course Outcomes

Course Description

Leadership is one of the most widely and extensively discussed and researched topicsin the area of Organization Behaviour. Every organization, community or group needsleaders to leadthem towards the goals that they choose for themselves. There has been an old debate about whether leadership qualities are something that one is bornwith or is it a set of skills which can belearned by anyone if he/she chooses?

Research is gradually accumulating which suggests that leadership is not only some mystical qualities which only some people are born with, but certain attitudes which the good leaders exhibit and also certain skills which can be learned by an individualif he/she so chooses.

Modern psychology, as well as the wisdom traditions from all over the world, believesthat attitudes can be modified under the stimulus of greater self-awareness & sustained and systematic practice. This implies that if a student so chooses, he/she canidentify his/her weaknesses and learn from research on leadership about the typical leadership attitudes and skills (warmth, friendliness, openness to experience, confidence, good communication skill etc.) that great leaders exhibit and try to develop those attitudes and skills consciously. The leadership skills can also be learned through systematic training and disciplined practice.

Hence the focus of the course will be on primarily helping the students to identify themost important leadership skills and attitudes that they could learn and develop in order to become effective leaders for their future organizations.

Course Outcomes& Learning levels

The main outcomes of the course are:

  1. Analyse the most important attitudes and values shared by a large number ofeffective leaders (Level 4 – Analyze).
  2. Analyse different schools of leadership and practices in organizations and present appropriate decisions for organizational situations (Level 5- Evaluate).
  3. Create new ways to lead and influence in the workplace (Level 6 – Create).

Evaluation Pattern

# Assessment Component Percentage of Marks
1 Continuous Assessment * 60
2 End –Term Examination 40

*Based on assignments / Tests / Quizzes / Case Studies / Projects / Term paper / Field visit report.

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