Leadership: Mobilizing People


Course Objective

Academic & Research Skills: You will analyze and critically reflect on
literature on leadership and related areas, and translate this knowledge
to different types of settings.
Bridging Theory and Practice: You will obtain a deeper understanding of
the theoretical and
methodological domain of leadership research.
Bridging Theory and Practice: This course will help you to structure and
solve practical issues in the area of leadership and management by
applying relevant theoretical and methodological concepts.
Social Skills: You will work in small teams and in larger teams during
exercises to assess and practice skills of interpersonal influence.
Self-awareness: You will develop a deeper understanding of your own
leadership skills.

Course Content

Everyone has a general idea of what (effective) leadership is. Every day
we are confronted with leadership and its positive and negative
consequences: in class, during group assignments, at your job, sport
club, student organization, etc. Or simply think of the recent US
presidential elections, which provides a striking example of different
visions of leadership. This course on leadership, which combines and
integrates state of the art leadership theory and research, will help
you understand these every day examples of leadership.

Leaders must be able to manage information, diagnose problems, negotiate
with others, and make effective decisions, as well as coordinate and
motivate the human and social capital of their organizational members.
This course aims to prepare you to understand and meet these goals by
familiarizing you with leadership theory, and providing you with
practical experiences through case studies and experiential activities.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and tutorials

Method of Assessment

individual assessment
group assessment


To be announced

Recommended background knowledge

Well-trained in academic method and thinking (i.e., with an academic

General Information

Course Code E_BK3_LMP
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. J.K. Oostrom
Examiner dr. J.K. Oostrom
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Instruction course, Lecture
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