Leadership is a learnt skill. Although the so called “born leaders” may have some natural skills, they need to constantly evolve in today’s turbulent times and align themselves with the purpose of the organisation. To be impactful, leaders must be able to create a cohesive and integrated leadership team, engage and connect with team members, build trust-based relationships, and drive change throughout the organisation. MGT561 Impactful Leadership in Asia examines key leadership frameworks, theories, and practices in different types of businesses, including very small organisations (VSO), SMEs, fragmented organisations, incubator divisions, and MNCs. With a particular focus on Asia, students will learn about what “leadership is” and “what leaders do”, as well as the approaches, competencies, and skills required for effective high-performance leadership. In addition, students will be able to discover new ways to approach the changing world, navigate complex organisational systems, and act on the leadership challenges that matters most to them.
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester