Excellence in
Management
Education

Title
MBA 2010 Leadership Practice
Contact hours per week
2.0
Lecturer
Pfoertsch, Waldemar
Language
Content
The emersion course examines the tools and processes of leadership in a business setting so students can evaluate themselves and their environment to identify areas of growth and skills development. This approach links real-world business experiences and corporate performance with the scholarship and wisdom of leadership theorists. Guest speaker from renowned enterprises bring practical knowledge and experience to the classroom setting.
Course description
The course intents to build a bridge from leadership concepts to leadership action, the students will study goal setting, risk taking and techniques for accomplishing dramatic change by predicting problems and probable outcomes. Our investigations will combine theory and practice that are amplified by the points of view of business practitioners. Class discussions intents to consider the success and failure of applied concepts, readings will explore the fundamentals of leadership functioning in a customer responsive economy where the old paradigm is giving way to the new reality of people who lead from below and often without formal authority. It is the intention of the course to present tools and skill-sets that are important for understanding these dynamics.
Literature
STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0
Tom Rath
GALLUP PRESS, 2007 ISBN 978-1-59562-015-6

THE LEADERSHIP MYSTIQUE - A USER'S MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN ENTERPRISE
Kets de Vries
Prentice Hall, an imprint of Pearson Education, 2001, ISBN 0273656201

RESOURCE PACKET:
Professor Waldemar A. Pfoertsch - Business Leadership Practice: WHU 2009
Contains required reading, articles and other published material plus specially prepared papers.
Method of examination
Individual assignment 50%
Class participation 25%
Group work 25%