Introduction to Leadership

Module WI000042

This Module is offered by Chair of Psychology (Prof. Kehr).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of 2002w (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
2002w2002s

Basic Information

WI000042 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid to WS 2014/5.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Part 1 (Peus): The course reviews and analyzes recent theoretical and empirical developments in the leadership literature, focusing on features of leadership that are currently receiving attention in terms of research, theory, and practice. Furthermore, it aims to explore the most important methods of leadership research in order to use the current, best evidence in decision-making and leadership. Part 2 (Kehr): - Legitimation of leadership: bases and consequences of Legitimation; - Types and sources of power; proactive and undue influence tactics; - Content and process theories of motivation and situational leadership; - Leadership by motivation and the compensatory model of work motivation and volition; - Development of leadership; - Current debates about and concepts of leadership

Learning Outcome

Introduction to Leadership Part 1 (Peus): Students will be able to describe and explain major leadership theories, their strenghts and criticisms as well as their applications in organizational settings. Students will be able to describe and explain the most important and commonly used methods of leadership research and, based on this, develop a well-established understanding of evidence based leadership. Introduction to Leadership Part 2 (Kehr): At the end of the module students are able to describe, interpret, and explain the following aspects of leadership: - Legitimation of leadership: bases and consequences of Legitimation; - Types and sources of power; proactive and undue influence tactics; - Content and process theories of motivation and situational leadership; - Leadership by motivation and the compensatory model of work motivation and volition; - Development of leadership; - Current debates about and concepts of leadership Finally, students are able to understand and discuss the provided concepts and to transfer these concepts to their specific work environments.

Preconditions

BSc degree

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VO 2 Introduction to Leadership (WI000178) Mittwoch, 15:00–18:15

Learning and Teaching Methods

Presentation, group work, individual assignments and homework; in-class exercises, discussions, video analyses

Media

Presentation slides, textbooks, scientific papers, handout and working material, videos

Literature

Part 1 (Kehr) The reading list will be made digitally availabe via moodle. Part 2 (Peus) Books: Barling, J. (2014). The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders. New York: Oxford University Press Yukl, G. (2002). Leadership in Organizations. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall. Articles: Braun, S., Peus, C., Weisweiler, S., & Frey, D. (2013). Transformational leadership, job satisfaction, and team performance: A multilevel mediation model of trust. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 270-283. Peus, C., Braun, S., & Knipfer, K. (2014). On becoming a leader in Asia and America: Empirical evidence from women managers. The Leadership Quarterly. Peus, C., Braun, S., & Frey, D. (2013). Situation-based measurement of the full range of leadership model - Development and validation of a situational judgement test. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 777-795.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination consists of a 60 min written examination. It assesses the students' abilities to recall, interpret, and transfer the contents of the course to various settings. For this purpose, the questions are designed as single choice items. They can take on the form of simple knowledge questions, which aim at recall of the learned concepts; decision items, which aim at classifying or interpreting the course contents; scenarios, which aim at transferring the learned concepts to real-life settings. The final grade is determined by the performance in the written examination. It is allowed to bring one hard-copy dictionary (English – first language) or English thesaurus.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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