Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Leadership: Challenges & Practice

Main Topics of Study

The Arts of Leadership

Parallel Leadership Situations

  • Crash landing and take-off: business leadership on Skytrain and Virgin Atlantic
  • The floating republics: political leadership and the Spithead and Nore mutinies
  • Nursing the media: leadership in the Crimean and English hospitals
  • Scarlet and black: military leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift

Situating Extreme Leaders

  • Henry Ford: the blind business visionary
  • Horatio Nelson: Determining the indeterminate military hero
  • Adolf Hitler: the political emotionasaurus rex
  • Martin Luther King’s dream speech: the rhetoric of social leadership

The End of Leadership

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

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The Arts of Leadership, K Grint, Focal Press, Oxford (2005)

Indicative Text:

Alternative Text and Further Reading:

Inspiring Leadership, ICM, Thorogood, London (2002)