Module content

This course is designed to; develop personal leadership effectiveness through increased awareness of context, others, and self – including what we believe are the most effective learning stimuli for today’s students: (1) personal practice and assessment; (2) problem-based learning; (3) skill application in a real context and (4) increased self-awareness and assessment. Students learn about leadership by examining theory and application, performing case analyses, discussing contemporary issues and assessing personal skills. There will be a real opportunity for students to become engaged through an experiential framework. Preparation for every class includes completing assigned readings and coming prepared to engage in meaningful and relevant discussion. We plan on engaging in a competency based module that is based on a strong theoretical foundation of leadership. The competency model began with the work of David McClelland (1973). These competencies were built to a job but not used to generalize. Well-developed, and self-understood, leadership competencies, lead to better leadership and management in today’s global environment. Those competencies allow individuals the opportunity to manage and lead effectively and translate into well-formed Human Resource skills for the HR practitioner.

Module title

Managing and Leading People in Global Environment

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Number of hours:

60 [(L+E+S) = 40 + 0 + 20 ]

L= lectures; S= seminars; E= exercises;


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Brown, M. E., and Treviño, L. K. (2006). Ethical leadership: A review and future directions. The leadership quarterly, 17(6), 595-616.
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life. Harvard business review, 88(7-8), 46-51.
Dunning, D., Heath, C., and Suls, J. M. (2004). Flawed self-assessment implications for health, education, and the workplace. Psychological science in the public interest, 5(3), 69-106.
Goleman, D. (2000). Leadership that gets results. Harvard business review, 78(2), 4-17
Hogan, R., and Kaiser, R. B. (2005). What we know about leadership. Review of general psychology, 9(2), 169.
Holian, R. (2006). Management decision making, ethical issues and “emotional” intelligence. Management Decision, 44(8), 1122-1138.
Latham, G. P. (2004). The motivational benefits of goal-setting. The Academy of Management Executive, 18(4), 126-129.
David Taylor and E.E. (Liz) Walley – Hijacking the Holy Grail? Emerging HR practices in Croatia.

Supplementary literature

Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader.
Belmonte, Kevin. William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity.
Champy and Nohria, The Arc of Ambition.
Colvin, Geoff. Talent Is Overrated.
Gardner, John. On Leadership.