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OEBU 2040A - Management Essentials and Leadership

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course provides knowledge and practice for students moving into team leadership roles during or after university. The program explores the basics of leadership in team set-up and development. It emphasizes the benefits of knowing "who is on our team", namely, individual preferences, profiles, culture, skills, competencies, and, consequently the benefits of diversity. Number of key behaviors linked with leadership are examined through lectures and exercices: knowing, being and disclosing yourself, effective listening, delegation, feedback, coaching. In addition to furnishing a solid understanding of the various stages of team dynamics, the course provides guidance on: adapting management styles to foster optimal personal development, and distributing roles and responsibilities to obtain the very best individual and team performance. Basic elements of conflict resolution are also included.


BROUSSE, Patrick (Directeur Associé, Ernst & Young)

Pedagogical format

The course offers a unique, hands-on, interactive learning experience. Four well know diagnostic tools (MBTI, Belbin, Lead, Kraybill) are introduced and practiced as support for the topics mentioned above. They open perspectives and deepen awareness of the multiple aspects of team work and team management.

Course validation

Continuous assessment grade. Course requirements are: 24 hours of classroom work; Individual readings and participation; Individual Presentation (individual preparation and delivery); Work-group activities. In addition to class time, the weekly time investment is, on average, 2/4 hours of work per week.


12 seminars of two hours each (24 hours). Credits: 4.

Required reading

  • Robin Sharma ,The leader who has no title
  • Garry Hamel,The Future of Management
  • Rob Goffee & Garteh Jones, Why Should Anyone Be led by You?
  • Vineet Nayar ,Employees first, customers second
  • Patrick Lencioni , The Advantage

Additional required reading

Geoff Colvin, Talent is overrated