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The Open University

Leadership: external context and culture

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you will develop your understanding of the impact of external context and culture on the practice of leadership. The course begins by exploring the nature ‘societal culture’, identifying how culture, at a number of levels, impacts on leadership. We then explore how the external context within which an organisation operates impacts on the factors that leaders need to take account of and consequently the exercise of leadership. Finally the course examines the relationship between policy and leadership.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Societal culture
  • 1 Societal culture
  • 2 External context
  • 2 External context
  • 3 The potential impact of context
  • 3 The potential impact of context
  • 4 Policy and context
  • 4 Policy and context
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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