MHRE329D Workshop: Leadership Development


Organisations are operating in a complex environment of constant change. The external demands placed upon them to change and improve are considerable. The key elements of leadership, vision and mission and their relationships to the development of a unique organisational culture are essential ingredients for organisational effectiveness, excellence and continuous improvement. This course focuses upon the better understanding of the nature of leadership. Leadership styles and behaviour are analysed with the help of both classic and modern theories on leadership and culture. The interplay between leadership and culture is studied as well in relation with organisational change.

The course aims at:

• To apply specific theoretical approaches used to understand effective leadership

• To gain experience with a leadership assessment and development tools.

• To apply the acquired knowledge of leadership in specific situations.

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Управление и развитие на човешките ресурси (на английски език) - ДО


гл. ас. Александър Пожарлиев  д-р

Описание на курса:


After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

• How to analyse the leaders and why none of the leadership theories provides a simple answer with regard to leadership.

• The main traits and characteristics which contribute to the leader’s success, the characteristic features of different leadership styles.

• How the primary leadership theories relate to leadership actions.

• Frameworks and tools associated with the leadership of culture.

2) are capable of:

• Evaluate which characteristics of leaders determine their effective decisions and actions.

• Formulate own views on leadership.

• Differentiate and analyse leadership styles.

• Apply key analytical concepts of leadership and culture to previous and current organizational experiences and specific situations.

• Perform self-assessment and 360 degree assessment of own leadership qualities.

• Create self-development plan.

Предварителни изисквания:
Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:

• English reading/ writing skills.

• Participation in course MHRE 313 D Leadership and Organisational Culture.

• Working experience in an organization is desirable.

• Management or leadership experience is desirable.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Transformational leadership. Exemplary leadership – Kouzes and Posner. Leadership practices. Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
  2. Cameron and Quinn’s Competing Values Framework. Diagnosing and Changing Management and Leadership Competencies. Management Skills Assessment Instrument (MSAI).
  3. Planning own development, areas, goals, measures, time period.

Литература по темите:

Main readings:

1. Cameron, K. S. & Quinn, R. E. (2011). Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

2. Kouzes and Posner (2012) The Leadership Challenge, Jossey Bass.

3. Kouzes, J. M., Posner, B. Z. (2003) “The Leadership Challenge Workbook”, Jossey-Bass.

4. Kouzes, J. M., Posner, B. Z. (2001) “Leadership Practices Inventory”, Participant’s Workbook, revised II-nd edition, Jossey-Bass/ Pfeiffer.

Additional readngs:

1. Boyatzis, R. E. (1982). The Competent Manager, NY: Wiley.

2. Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership. 4th ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.