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Leadership and Motivation

Leadership and Motivation

Course Introduction


This course leads the students to reflect on leadership and role as a leader; it also interrogates theories of leadership, various leadership styles and ways to maximize productivities of knowledge workers.

Teaching Method


Interactive teaching styles incorporating case studies and practical application of Drucker management theories.

Course Objectives


This course aims at enhancing manager’s leadership skills and abilities of motivating subordinates.

Target Learners


Executive management or decision-makers of a company; or individuals with management experience.

Course Duration


2 Days (14 Hours)

Module Outlines




Learning Objectives

Unit 1 

  • 4 Leadership theories

  • 5 fundamental qualities of outstanding leaders

  • Characteristics of a leader: “Strive for achievement” and “Practical management strategy” 

  • Recognition of capacity and nature of a leader

  • Understanding how various leadership styles impact on work performance of subordinates

  • Evaluating enterprise situation from perspective of a leader

Unit 2
Motivating point of view ​

Unit 3
Leading Knowledge Worker​

Unit 4
Strategic Human Resource Management​

Unit 5 
Effective Decision-making​

  • Internal and external motivation

  • Common motivation theories and practices; concepts of investment and return on capital

  • Drucker’s 3 points of view and practices of motivation 

  • Characteristics of knowledge workers

  • Ways to motivate knowledge workers

  • 12 factors which diminish knowledge workers' performances

  • 8 guidelines to improve performances of knowledge worker

  • 4 key problems in human resource planning 

  • Conducting job analysis

  • Procedures and principles of personnel planning

  • Identifying potential issues

  • Decision-making is   a managerial duty

  • Decision-making is a systemic activity

  • 5 factors of effective decision-making    

  • Ways to motivate subordinates

  • Avoiding demotivation of subordinates 

  • Understanding nature of knowledge workers

  • Ways to lead knowledge workers and enhance their work performances 

  • Understanding the positive impact of effective human resource management 

  • Effective human resource management

  • Managing superiors

  • Taking responsibility of interpersonal relationship

  • Avoiding common mistakes

  • Identifying and solving generic problems

  • Understanding principles of setting sensible compromise and borderline

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