Leadership and Change Management


A. Knowledge and Understanding
• Define and compare differences between leadership and management
• Examine leadership as a process that drives changes
• Examine the leader’s role as it relates to bringing about constructive change to an individual, a team, and an organization
• Research, analyze, and discuss how to bring about change and remove the barriers to change including resistance to
• Discuss and evaluate differing Change Management models
B. Subject-Specific Skills
• Critical thinking on organizational change
• Self-assessment of one’s own leadership attributes
• Interpersonal relations
C. General Skills
• Communication (written, verbal and graphical)
• Team work
• Analytical skills

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Filipa Castanheira


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Handbooks (You may pick selected chapters from one of the following handbooks)
Northouse, P. (2010). Leadership. Theory and Practice (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications.
Yukl, G. (2013). Leadership in Organizations (Global Edition, 8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Person Education.
Specific readings (papers and case studies) distributed in class.

Teaching method

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used in this course.
Every session will have lectures, educational videos, paper and case study discussions by students.

Evaluation method

(A) “What to ask the person in the mirror?” 1 individual report: 20%
(B) “Bad leadership” 1 group presentation: 35%
C) Final exam: 45%

Subject matter

1. Leadership and Management
Leadership and Management: Complementary roles Leader, followers, and leadership
Definition of Leadership: A review
A critical review of the trait approach to leadership Change in Organizations
2. Leadership: Adapting your style to the situation and power differential
A critical review of the behavioral and the situational approaches to leadership The contingency leadership model
Transactional and Transformational Leadership Power, Influence, Authority, and Leadership
3. Leadership and followers
The incomplete leader and t he Followership Theory Self-Leadership
Toxic Leaders: Consequences for followership
4. Change as it relates to people: Insights for Leadership
Debate about changes in the world and the impact in people and decision making.
5. Group presentations
“Bad leadership” case studies.


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