Week 1: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP
Introduces the course. Discusses various aspects of leadership and management as important domains of study. Multiple thought streams of management and related thought leaders are presented.
Week 2: LEADERSHIP THEORIES
Reviews the important theories of leadership that have had chronological evolution and recognition in management literature.
Week 3: LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Discusses the role of leadership in contemporaneous and futuristic contexts, defining roles and responsibilities for a new world socio-economic order of sustainable growth. The connect leadership has with technology, business and sustainability is established.
Week 4: COMPETENCY LEADERSHIP
Reviews various leadership qualities including traits, skills and attributes, and identifies certain common essential qualities. The apex leadership competency framework is unique to this course.
Week 5: LEADERSHIP PROCESSES
Focusses on processes and methodologies for developing leaders in organisations, including through self-development.
Week 6:LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES
Discusses the importance of reinforcing as well as disrupting established product and service structures, and leveraging organizational structures to create new growth niches.
Week 7: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESSION
Examines the critical aspects of leadership transitions and CEO successions, based on Indian and global case studies.
Week 8:Functional Leadership Models
Functional leadership, being a prerequisite for organizational leadership, is discussed in terms of five key domain-specific leadership models.
Week 9:Transformational Leadership Models - 1
Discusses unique aspects of transformational leadership models, with examples based on specific organizational and business contexts.
Week 10:Transformational Leadership Models - 2
Presents additional transformational leadership models, with examples based on specific people development approaches.
Week 11: Leadership Philosophies
Identifies and analyses various philosophical conundrums involved in leadership and presents ways to resolve such dilemmas and paradoxes for individual and organisational effectiveness.
Week 12:Legendary Leadership
Studies five leaders from the fields of public eminence, academic excellence, industrial competitiveness, pharmaceutical innovation and conglomerate development for unique Indian leadership models. The Course concludes with a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, a leader who defies any comparison, nationally and internationally. The lecture builds a model of authentic leadership drawing ten instructive lessons from his life, relevant for leadership in any organization.