This module is a multidisciplinary study of the constitutive ideas of leadership in today’s constantly changing society. It focuses on the transformative process of what is required to be a leader in a given time in local, Asian or global contexts. Students will choose leading figures as case studies, and examine the factors that have made them leaders in the relevant sector. Therefore, students investigate the constitutive interaction between a leader and his/her personal, social or political environments and how this creates new leadership traits in the broader society.
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
Define what constitutes leadership is in a given time;
Identify how our definition of good leadership attributes have changed historically;
Infer the extent to which leadership can be learned and applied;
Assess the commonalities in leadership attributes in disparate human endeavours;
Evaluate the consequences of leaders’ decisions; and
Recognize their roles in relation to the transformation of leadership.