Singapore University of Social Sciences

Lead and Influence

Lead and Influence (OST161)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: College of Lifelong & Experiential Learning


Leadership is a vital force in any organisation, institution or social movement. It has often been overlooked. Without it, any enterprise is doomed to failure. Leadership is more than just a position, flair or a set of skills. It is a complex process which involves both competencies and character. It involves the ability to give meaning and purpose, and a sense of value. The process requires those with the claim to leadership to walk the talk and lead by example. Approaches to studies about leadership have evolved through time from the larger than life perspective to power relationship and positional power to servant leadership. In whatever forms, the ultimate test of effective leadership is whether one has followers whom one can influence to achieve certain goals. Thus, an important attribute of leadership is the ability to influence.Assessment:Students’ performance will be letter-graded. The final grade will count towards students’ CGPA.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Defining Theories
  • Leadership Theories
  • What is Team Leadership
  • Level 5 Leadership
  • Roles of Communication in Leadership
  • Leadership and Ethics

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the key attributes of leaders and their sources of power
  • State the differences between management and leadership
  • Describe team dynamics and the desired attributes of teamwork
  • Recognise the critical role of ethics and communication in leadership
  • Interpret and analyse leadership issues
  • Interpret various leadership theories in different contexts such as work, school or social environment
  • Develop feasible solutions to real-life leadership issues
  • Apply team leadership concepts when working in teams
Back to top
Back to top