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Leadership and Management Short Course

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The best way to learn leadership and management skills in the professional environment is by learning from a top Management Consultant. This short introduction to Leadership and Management course aims to maximise student’s leadership and management potential in their professional environment.

Why choose this course?

Everyone in working life is both a manager and a leader - even if all that they manage is their own time - but not everyone is equipped to be effective in these critical roles. Effective management and team leadership are critically important both to the economy and to personal fulfilment in work.

This course is aimed at newly appointed, or aspiring, managers seeking a guide to success in new responsibilities and at experienced professionals taking their first roles in general management.

It provides a set of theoretical perspectives and practical tips that will help students gain more from, and contribute more through working life.

Set over 10 weekly evenings, students on City's Leadership and Management short course will be given the opportunity to nurture key practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven market.

Course overview

This Leadership course takes a broad historical and analytical view of leadership and management in organisations, drawing out conclusions that will be of practical help to managers in the 21st Century.

Theoretical perspectives on organisation, motivation, teamwork, ethics and personal development will be discussed in this highly interactive programme with suggestions for further reading - come along prepared to be challenged, and to challenge!

This course will involve a series of workshops, group work and discussion. It explores key leadership and management theories in the context of the practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven job market.

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What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Over the course of 10 weekly evening classes on the Leadership and Management course, you will be able to:

  • Understand elements of organisational behaviour and dynamics;
  • Understand some contending management and leadership theories;
  • Use theories of management and leadership to analyse a specific organisation;
  • Understand how leaders provide vision and empowerment for organisations and individuals;
  • Learn how to make meetings matter and use quality circles for action;
  • Outline ethics and standards in corporate/public life;
  • Understand 'the reflective performer': self-appraisal and setting targets.

Topics covered:

  • History of management theory;
  • Designing the structure of a company to suit the needs of the business;
  • How to create a diverse culture in an organisation;
  • Techniques to build on your 'Expert Power';
  • Developing and creating a successful change programme;
  • Team dynamics to resolving group conflicts;
  • Key leadership theories and models;
  • Managing stress and building business networks;
  • Ethical issues involved in leadership practices.



English requirements

Applicants of the Leadership and Management Course must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions, as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Core Texts

  • Adair .J (2009), How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development, Kogan Page.
  • Gold. G, Thorpe. R & Mumford. A (2010), Leadership and Management Development, CIPD.
  • Kouzes. J.M & Posner B.Z (2008), The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, Jossey- Bass.
  • Mullins. L. J (2010), Management and Organisational Behaviour, 9th Edition, FT Prentice Hall.

Suggested Supplementary Reading


  • Burns B. (2010), Managing Change: A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics, 5th Edition, FT Prentice Hall.
  • Forster N. (2011), Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work, 2nd Edition, Kindle eBook.


  • Bennis W. & Nanus B. (2007), Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge, Harper Collins Publisher.
  • Northouse P.G. (2009), Leadership Theory & Practice, 5th Edition, Sage Publications.

Suggested Web Resources

Tutor information

  • Geoff Llewellyn

    Geoff Llewellyn’s management career has spanned the public and private sectors, following his graduate and postgraduate studies in social science and economics at London and Oxford Universities. The uniting theme of his career has been the management of change in large and complex organisations.

    After 20 years in major public sector organisations (the Manpower Services Commission, BBC and The Post Office) he took his consulting and change management skills into the private sector (Atos and Siemens IT consulting and outsourcing functions) before founding his own consulting business in 2006.

    As an independent consultant he has undertaken assignments for global and European “blue chip” organisations such as General Dynamics, Genpact and Wipro, with a focus on opening up new market opportunities, especially in the public sector.

    As a visiting Lecturer in the Cass Business School Faculty of Management he has taught courses on Professional Skills and Applied Systems Thinking for the past five academic years. His research interests include identity management and “the governance of Government”.

    Geoff Llewellyn's 40 year management career, following academic study in economics and sociology, has spanned the public and private sectors and line management to consultancy. He brings a wealth of "war stories" to illustrate the theoretical perspectives presented in the course.

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