MHRE313 Leadership and Organizational Culture
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, theories and practice of leadership and different forces that influence the culture of an organisation. Different perspectives and dimensions of culture are introduced in order to provide an understanding of cultural driving forces in organizations. 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 describe and discuss specific theoretical approaches used to understand effective leadership
• To gain an in-depth understanding of organisational culture, research and practice, giving the insights to make recommendations for change.
• To gain experience with a leadership and culture assessment and development tools.
• To apply the acquired knowledge of leadership and culture in specific situations.
гл. ас. Александър Пожарлиев д-р
Описание на курса:
After completing successfully this course the students will:
• The different interpretations of the term “leadership” and to differentiate between the concepts of “leader” and “manager”.
• The essence of leadership, the main leadership theories and their restrictions.
• 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.
• Which steps and actions lead to success with the respective leadership style.
• How the primary leadership theories relate to leadership actions.
• The interplay between leadership and culture in an organization, the potential impact of culture on organisations and its implications for leadership.
• The impact of cultural differences on organizations, different perspectives on analysing and decoding culture.
• Frameworks and tools associated with the leadership of culture.
2) are capable of:
• Describe specific theoretical approaches used to understand effective leadership.
• Judge which characteristics of leaders determine their correct decisions and actions.
• Formulate own views on leadership.
• Differentiate and analyse leadership styles.
• Build relationships of respect and trust and challenge the followers towards excellence.
• Discuss key topics of leadership and organisational culture in a Bulgarian business context.
• More deeply understand organizational culture in a context that is relevant, meaningful and useful.
• Apply key analytical concepts of leadership and culture to previous and current organizational experiences and specific situations.
• Develop intercultural intelligence.
• Use the power of organisational culture to enhance work performance
Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:
• English reading/ writing skills
• Computer skills (text-processing, worksheets, Internet and e-mail).
• Management or leadership experience is desirable.
Форми на провеждане:
Език, на който се води курса:
Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:
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Средства за оценяване:
WRITTEN ASINGMENT 50%
PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENT 50%