Course Code
Theory / Lab / Tutoring / Exercises Sessions
3 / - / - / -
6th or 8th
Instruction & Examination Language
Available for Erasmus Students
Course Category
Course Type
Scientific Expertise
ECTS Credits
F. Ntalianis
Course Objectives - Contents
  • Definition of leader and leadership
  • Introduction to leadership
  • Trait approach
  • Skills approach
  • Behavioural approach
  • Situational approach
  • Leader–member exchange theory
  • Transformational leadership
  • Authentic leadership
  • Servant leadership
  • Leadership case studies
  • Portraits of historic and contemporary leaders
Learning Results

The key objective of this course is to offer a comprehensive examination of leadership in the organizational and/or social environment, answering the following questions: a) What is the definition of leadership? b) Is a leader born or made? c) What are the key personality characteristics of a leader? d) What is leadership development? and e) What are the major theories and models?

On successful completion of the course students will:

  • have an in-depth understanding of the meaning of leadership;
  • understand leadership development;
  • be aware of the factors that influence effective leadership behaviour;
  • recognize the key components of leadership personality and how these affect behaviour;
  • have knowledge of the essential leadership skills;
  • grasp the Blake & Mouton managerial grid model representing the different leadership styles;
  • be aware of the key modern theories of leadership (transformational, authentic, servant, transactional);
  • determine the factors underlying leadership derailment; and
  • be able to evaluate contemporary and historical leaders.


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