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HR Leadership and Team Management

Module name (EN): HR Leadership and Team Management
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-660
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VF (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Exam, 90 minutes

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
IBB-660 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 6, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
IBB-111 Introduction to Business
IBB-310 International HR Management and Organization

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost
Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course students
•        understand the variables of successful and effective teams,
•        are able to identify dysfunctions in teams and provide solutions,
•        have an understanding of roles and behavior in teams,
•        understand the role of leadership in the management process,
•        understand the skills, knowledge, and attributes of successful leaders,
•        have improved and broaden their leadership skills.

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Module content:
The course explores teamwork skills in work organizations and effective leadership behavior. Students will engage in the enhancement of their own skills in these areas combined with the study of empirical findings and classic and contemporary models of leadership and group dynamics.
Team Management
1.        Team Analysis
2.        Team Development
3.        Decision Making in Teams
4.        Negotiation and Conflict
5.        Multicultural Teams
1.        Introduction to Leadership
2.        History of Leadership
3.        Emotional Intelligence
4.        Transformational Leadership
5.        Global Leadership
Individual leadership behavior
1.        Self-Assessment
2.        Personal Development Plan

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Teaching methods/Media:
Material to prepare for class (videos, articles, presentations) will be available on Moodle prior to each session.
Various interactive methods are used in class (team exercises, presentations, case studies, group discussions, self-assessments)

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Recommended or required reading:
Brett, J., Behfar, K., & Kern, M. C. (2009). Managing multicultural teams. The Essential Guide to Leadership, 85.
Collins, J. (2007). Level 5 leadership. The Jossey-Bass reader on educational leadership, 2, 27-50.
DuBrin, AJ., Leadership: Research findings, practice, and skills (8 ed.). Cengage Learning, Boston, MA 2016. ISBN 978-1-285-86636-9
Eisenhardt, K. M., Kahwajy, J. L., & Bourgeois III, L. J. (2009). How management teams can have a good fight. Harvard Business Review Press.
Frisch, B. (2008). When teams can’t decide. What Makes a Decisive Leadership Team, 2.
Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R. E., & McKee, A. (2013). Primal leadership: Unleashing the power of emotional intelligence. Harvard Business Press.
Kotter, J. P. (2007). What leaders really do. Harvard Business Review, 68(3).
Goffee, R., Jones, G. (2007). Why should anyone be led by you? Harvard Business Review, 68(3).

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