Module: Leadership & Personal Development

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Dr Sophie Carabine
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

  • Leadership thought: concepts, controversies and critiques
  • Leadership for ethical and effective businesses: a critical exploration
  • Applying ethics in the real world of leadership: case studies
  • Ourselves, Myers-Briggs and personality frameworks
  • How do organisations work?
  • Working with others: emotional intelligence, facilitation and motivating in practice
  • Practicing the hardest leadership tasks
  • Transformational, charismatic and authentic leadership: heroes or villains?
  • Eco-leadership, distributed leadership, situational leadership: are these the future?
  • The climate, nature and planetary emergencies. All leaders for sustainability now
  • The habits of an effective leader: resilience, adaptability, competence
  • Leading change in our generation: case studies, review and practice

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding and knowledge of leadership and ethical leadership concepts and their interaction with project and change management.
  2. Critically evaluate and analyse leadership attributes demonstrated by others.
  3. Show critical awareness in assessed coursework of the theoretical materials introduced in the module.
  4. Reflect upon personal communication and team working skills in work environment.
  5. Develop team facilitating and communication skills to address complex organisational issues.



Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 1 Collaborative Group Exercise (word count 1,000) 25%
Coursework 2 Reflection on e-portfolio (word count 2,000) 75%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Essential resources:

  • Schedlitzi, D., & Edwards, G. (2018) Studying Leadership: Traditional and Critical Approaches.
  • Storey, J. (2016) Leadership in organizations: current issues and key trends.
  • Roe, K. (2017) Leadership: practice and perspectives.
  • Ciulla, Joanne B. (2005) The state of leadership ethics and the work that lies before us.

Additional resources:

A wide range of additional resources is used, many of which are taken from current debate.