Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Introduction To Leadership

Main Topics of Study

Trait Approach

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Application of the approach

Skills Approach

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Behavioural Approach

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Situational Approach

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Path-Goal Theory

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Leader-Member Exchange Theory

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Transformational Leadership

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Authentic Leadership

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Servant Leadership

  • Description
  • Model of servant leadership
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Adaptive Leadership

  • Description
  • Model of adaptive leadership
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Psychodynamic Approach

  • Description
  • The clinical paradigm
  • History of the psychodynamic approach
  • Key concepts
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Leadership Ethics

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Team Leadership

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Gender and Leadership

  • Description
  • Gender differences in leadership styles and effectiveness
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

Culture and Leadership

  • Description
  • How the approach works
  • Strengths and criticisms
  • Application

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Recommended Reading

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Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th edition, 2015, PG Northouse, Thousand Oaks, Sage

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