Unit Description

As much about self-reflection as it is about learning strategies to manage others more efficiently, this unit will boost your awareness and help you think objectively about your capabilities as a leader. Leaders and managers achieve organisational objectives through the people they lead, so if you can be better at engaging, motivating, and developing people, you’ll stand to increase your own productivity and that of your organisation as a whole.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse characteristics of contemporary leadership and compare and contrast these insights with academic and managerial approaches to enhancing performance
  • Evaluate a range of approaches to engage and motivate employees as part of a contemporary performance management culture designed to enhance sustained productivity improvement in the face of increasing global disruption
  • Critically appraise and reflect on your performance as a leader, manager and developer of self and others, identify strengths and prioritise development opportunities
  • Employ group dynamic concepts as a means of developing superior performance through effective leadership of real, virtual and diverse teams
  • Demonstrate the application of intellectual rigour and scholarship to be ethical and socially responsible leaders and managers of people
  • Demonstrate a high order of skill in analysis, critical thinking and professional application
  • Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to resolve problems and to think rigorously and independently

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of Leading, Managing, and Developing People relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Team Analysis Report (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Professional Development Plan (50%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (15%)