Organizational Leadership


Course Name

Organizational Leadership

Course Code


Number of Contact Hours

45 hours

Credit Hours

3 Credit Hour

Duration and Frequency

  • 15 sessions 
  • Each session = 3 hours
  • Frequency: daily Monday to Friday
  • Duration: 3 weeks


Professional Development – 

C – Management and Leadership


This course seeks to expose students to the contents, process and context of carrying out scholarly organizational and leadership research. Discussion will start by exploring the overall aspects of leadership traits, skills, and behavior of effective and the impact these have on business organizations. After that students will be exposed to theories used in trying to understand organizational and leadership research and finally to popular areas of research.



The objectives of this subject are to help students to understand:

  • Apply effective leadership styles and tools in their daily activities.
  • Amalgamate the role of leadership with financial acumen and responsibility.
  • Formulate, plan, and manage projects.
  • Demonstrate a stronger commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.
  • Recognize, understand, manage, and mitigate leadership challenges.
  • Understand the role and importance of strategic planning.
  • Employ transformational activities that serve to move the organization toward desired new outcomes



On completion of this subject, students are expected to:

  1. Define organization, leadership, and distinguish the difference between leadership and management within an organization.
  2. Explain fundamental theories of leadership and recognize situations in which the theories are applied.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of legal, personnel, and strategic issues relating to globalization, culture and gender diversity in an organization and their influence on organizational leadership.
  4. Examine issues relating to communication in an organization and discuss strategies for becoming an effective and ethical communicator in a global world.
  5. Explain the importance of teams in organizations and evaluate leader influences on building high-performance teams.
  6. Examine conflict resolution strategies, the role of conflict, and negotiations.
  7. Synthesize the competencies needed to be an effective leader and develop strategies for improving effective leadership potential


Course Outline:

Session 1: Introduction:

  • Overview of Organizational Leadership Major focus and Issues in Organizational Leadership
  • Defining an Organization
  • Defining Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Differences between leadership and management in organizations


Session 2: Leadership Theories:

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Theories of Leadership
    • Leadership Traits
    • Leadership Skills
    • Leadership Styles


Session 3: Leadership and Diversity:

  •  Effective Global Leadership
  •  Leadership and Culture
  •  Leadership and Gender


Session 4: Leading with Effective Communication:

  •  Communication Process
  •  Barriers to Effective Communication
  •  Active Listening
  •  Nonverbal and Body Language
  •  Ethical Communication

Session 5: Leading High Performance Teams:

  • Difference Between “Group” and “Team”
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Leading, Empowering, Following


Session 6: Resolving Conflict and Negotiation:

  •  Levels of Conflict
  •  Conflict Resolution
  •  Stimulating Constructive intergroup conflict
  •  Negotiations and Tactics


Course Textbook

Self-Handicapping Leadership: The Nine Behaviors Holding Back Employees, Managers, and Companies, and How to Overcome Them

Phillip J. Decker

Jordan Paul Mitchell



Feedback Given to Participants in Response to Assessed Work 

  • Individual written feedback on coursework
  • Feedback discussed as part of a tutorial
  • Individual feedback on request
  • Model answers 


Developmental Feedback Generated Through Teaching Activities

  • Feedback is given at presentations and during tutorial sessions
  • Dialogue between participants and staff in tutorials and lectures



The course grade will be based on a final project presented by the participant and graded by the instructor. Participants much achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.