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Leadership in Business Administration

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Description

The Leadership & Business Administration (LBA) programme is designed to offer a specific work related insight from our Executive MBA. Modules will be wholly applicable to the workplace, so that, following a session, participants can begin practically applying their learning straight away.

Conversations within the programme will be connected to the problems participants are currently facing within the workplace and those that they will likely face in the future. Many examples will be provided from a range of different sectors, in order to illustrate key learning points. Active participation in the programme is required from participants and the completion of project work, is essential. Full commitment to the programme will be stipulated within an employee’s performance appraisals. A Certificate of Executive Education at Cardiff Business School will be awarded subject to the completion of all of the education elements of the programme and Senior Management review of associated project work within the organisation.

All modules will provide multiple opportunities for participants to appreciate how the discussed concept relates to and/or affects their work. Topics featured are open to discussion and can be altered and amended. The order of the sessions is not fixed and again, can be altered to suit the needs of the organisation.

Agenda

Leadership and Professional Development

  • Different approaches to leadership
  • Understanding Leaders as individuals vs. Leadership as a process
  • Identification of personality type and work preferences - development of action plans to improve personal effectiveness
  • Identification of the organisational factors necessary to foster a distributed or collaborative form of leadership

Digital Leadership

  • Improving engagement and transparency in an uncertain environment
  • How teams and individuals can collaborate together to foster mutual trust
  • How to create an environment of responsibility

Operations Management

  • Appreciation of key operations management techniques
  • Utilisation of visualisation techniques as an aid to problem solving
  • Continuous Improvement Tools – application and how to embed
  • Understanding the challenges inherent in the management of operations

High Performing Teams

  • Adaptive and distributed Leadership
  • Developing a healthy team culture
  • Psychological safety
  • Collaborative problem solving

HR and Performance Management

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of key Human Resources techniques and practices
  • Exploration of the key issues that arise in Human Resource Management
  • Evaluate and assess the efficacy of different HRM activities from different organisational perspectives
  • Appreciation of the impact of personnel policy in terms of business performance, compliance with employment law and adherence to accepted standards of ethical practice

Finance for Non Financial Managers

  • How to interpret accounts, profit and loss statements, balance sheets and financial ratios
  • Control of working capital, stock, creditors, debtors and cash
  • Budget forecasting and control
  • Cost accounting and control

Strategic Management

  • Awareness and application of basic strategic management concepts and analytical tools
  • Recognition, appraisal and assessment of strategic processes within organisations
  • Diagnosing strategic problems and evaluating strategic choices
  • Demonstration of an awareness of ethics and the role and rights of various stakeholders in order to manage stakeholder demands

Experts

Maneesh Kumar is a Professor of Service Operations at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He conducts cross disciplinary applied research in the area of Operational Excellence including topics such as Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Lean, Green, and Innovation (iLEGO), Heathca...
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