Course description

This course explores various models of leadership that have been developed from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The learning objectives of this course are primarily twofold: First, students gain an understanding of the major leadership theories. For each model studied, students are expected to understand the theoretical basis of the model, the strengths and weaknesses of said model, and how to apply the model to practical situations in business and other settings. Second, students explore their personal leadership style through a series of written assignments and classroom activities. These activities enable the student to reflect on how they view leadership as both a subordinate and as a leader. As a result of enrolling in this class, students develop a well-rounded understanding of leadership concepts for use in their own leadership opportunities.


  • Executive Director, Doctoral Programs, Harvard Business School
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