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Leadership remains one of the top three concerns of organisations across sectors, nationalities and demographics. Good leadership transforms organisations, whereas poor or ineffective leadership can spark national and international crises. However, despite a plethora of research and new theories, the essence of what comprises good leadership, and--even more compelling-- how to nurture or grow it, remains tantalizingly complex to articulate or measure. This module explores theories around leadership, best practice in selecting and retaining the right leader for a business, and what happens when a “toxic leader” disrupts the culture of an organisation. Drawing on recent case studies to illustrate the damage triadic personalities can cause, the module explores how occupational psychologists can help organisations limit the impact of toxic leaders and maximise the benefits of good leadership.
Using high profile examples to illustrate the pivotal role of leadership within the organisation, the module explores:
A student passing this module should be able to:
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