Course 'Entrepreneurial & Responsible leadership'
The goal of the course is to enable students to understand what it means to be a responsible future leader.
Entrepreneurial leadership will be presented as the combination of the attitude and competencies of entrepreneurs, managers and leaders. Entrepreneurs are characterized by a.o. opportunity seeking, risk taking, pro active, creative people with perseverance. Managers are principally focussed on technical tasks and controlling processes and leaders are attributed to long term vision, diplomacy, influencing, communicative and social abilities.
In this course extensive attention will be paid to the position and innovative roles of entrepreneurs in organizations, both profit and non-profit. The independent entrepreneur and the corporate entrepreneurs, working in the confines of larger organizations on different management levels are to be discussed.
As leadership is defined around people, to engage, challenge and inspire them to face the challenges ahead, the concept of leadership will be elaborated in terms of the relation between stakeholders, inside and outside organizations and what makes leaders successful. Psychological traits, cognitive models and behavior are at the basis of characterizing leadership. Different leadership models, like charismatic leadership, transformational, participative, spiritual, value based and authentic leadership will be subject of discussion. Also global and cross-cultural leadership, gender, diversity and the balance between power and integrity are building blocks of this course.
The context of entrepreneurial leaders, like the turbulence of markets, political, budget and organizational changes and the qualities of subordinates and superiors are important for effective and successful leadership. That is why value creation by organizations, organizational concepts and changes both in the profit and non profit sector will be presented. The models and concepts of EFQM, total quality, sustainability and corporate social responsibility will constitute a framework in which entrepreneurial leaders have to lead organizations to better performances.
This interactive course combines principal theories on leadership, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, state of the art scientific research with insights from practice, presented among others by guest speakers and lecturers.
The course will be organize in the first semester of the program presumably on Monday evenings from 18.45-20.30 in TIASNimbas building.