Leadership and Change

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP2MB2232

Semester and Year Offered: Semester II in Year I

Course Coordinator and Team: Kalindi Maheshwari

Email of course coordinator: Kalindi[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: Nil

Aim The objective of the course is to discuss the role and relevance of leadership especially in the context of managing change within organisations

Course Outcomes:

  1. To distinguish between leadership and management
  2. To differentiate between the types of leaders and leadership styles
  3. To appreciate the moral responsibility in bringing about change management
  4. To explore the challenges associated with change by understanding change management models
  5. To apply leadership theories in the context of the organization
  6. To understand leadership competencies and identify one’s own blocks to becoming an effective leader

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  1. Unit 1: Concept and Context of Change
  2. Unit 2: Principles and Process of change
  3. Unit 3: Change and Resistance
  4. Unit 4: Role of leadership in Change
  5. Unit 5: Leading Strategy and Change Management
  6. Unit 6: Sustaining Change

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Case Analysis/Assignments 25% (throughout course)
  • Mid semester 25% (4/5th Week)
  • End semester 25% (8th Week)
  • Project 25% (throughout course)

Reading List

Recommended Texts

  • Bennis, W. G. and Nanus, B. (2003). Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge, 2nd edition, Harper Paperbacks
  • Charmichael, J.L., Collins, C., Emsell, P. and Haydon, J. (2011). Leadership and Management Development, Oxford University Press.
  • Harvard Business School (2003). Managing Change and Transition: HBR Essentials, Harvard Business School Press.
  • Kotter, John P. (2014) Accelerate, Harvard Business Review Publishing, Boston.