Practical Skills for Business Managers
- Module code
- Module leader
- Yaqub Murray
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 75 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 20 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
The purpose of the module is to introduce students to the importance of leadership for effective industry management through an introduction to concepts, theories and models of leadership including team building, motivation, interpersonal awareness, and managerial ethics and social responsibility.
- Modeling the dynamics of interpersonal relationships.
- Evaluating the concept of inspirational leadership and its significance for the development of appropriate leadership processes and motivational skills.
- Exploring self through the idea of personality - appreciating the impact of personality in a team building, and project team situations.
- Formulating personal and company priorities and objectives - managing a career through continuing professional development (CPD).
- Using self-reflection and appraisal of others to measure the extent to which objectives are fulfilled.
- Evaluating the role of ethics, social responsibility and legal obligation in contemporary working organisations: the implications for leading and managing people.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Articulate with confidence, an in-depth understanding of interpersonal relationships, group working skills and the self-reflective process.
- Evaluate the importance of inspirational leadership for motivating employees towards a common goal.
- Critically interpret current legislation and evaluate ethical issues prevailing in the contemporary equine business environment.
|Coursework||Group presentation and self reflective written evaluation||100%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Adair, J. (2003). The Inspirational Leader. Kogan Page.
- Fowler, J. and Gorman, J. (2004). Mentoring Functions: A Contemporary View of the Perceptions of Mentees and Mentors. British Journal of Management 16, 51-57.
- Hirsh, M., Silverman, M. and Tamkin, P. (2004). Managers as Developers of Others. Brighton: Institute of Employment Studies, Report 407.
- Kline, N. (2006). Time to Think. Listening to Ignite the Human Mind. London: Cassell Illustrated.