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Leaders, Leading and the Led

My Distance Learning College


In this course, we examine leadership in organizations. We first of all highlight that leadership is one of the key managerial roles and assert the importance to organizations of effective leadership. Leadership skills and the sources of a leader's power are then explored and we make clear that formal management position is just one of these.

The sources of a leader's power are, in fact, broken down into personal power sources and organizational power sources, and to help clarify this distinction, we discuss the notions of transactional leadership and transformational leadership.

Finally, we present and evaluate two important approaches to leadership effectiveness: the universal traits approach and the situation-contingent traits approach. In terms of the latter, we give an appreciation of Fiedler's extensive work in this area.

By the end of the session, you should be able to:

  • Define the basic process of leadership.
  • Understand the relationship between leadership and management.
  • Explain key leadership skills.
  • Identify the sources of a leader's power.
  • Distinguish between transactional and transformational leaders.
  • Appreciate the universal personality traits approach to leadership.
  • Appreciate the situation-contingent personality traits approach to leadership.


Leaders, Leading and the Led Certificate

Leaders, Leading and the Led Certificate issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9371
cost $93.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
365 Days