Leadership

For the first face-to-face module, the concept of leadership is explored from a wide range of intellectual perspectives beyond the boundaries of traditional business and economic disciplines. A military perspective on leadership is introduced providing an understanding of the use of military models in business. The political perspective examines how political leaders lead, the role of rhetoric and managing power relations. The philosophical perspective looks at critical reasoning and what philosophy reveals about leadership. The dramaturgical perspective explores the importance of stories, performance and media in leadership, while the ethical perspective focuses on integrity and implementing ethical principles. Finally, the musical perspective on leadership explores critical listening and teamwork. These approaches develop a critical appreciation of different leadership styles and the application to business in a range of situations.