330.309 Leadership
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to 

understand how behavior in organizations (Organizational Behavior) comes about. For this purpose, an understanding of how individual abilities, group dynamic processes, and organizational framework conditions affect motivation, which ultimately influences behavior. On this basis, students know how they can impact employees and teams as managers. To this end, they learn to comprehensively fill the leadership role, set priorities, and evaluate different options for action (situational leadership) as a leader and also apply them in (group dynamic) exercises or to solve current cases.


Subject of course

Managers strive to influence their employees and teams. To do so, however, they need a firm understanding of how employee behavior occurs in the organizational context and how they "lead" themselves in order to be able to exert influence effectively. To this end, students learn in this course:

- The basics of behavior in organizations (individual, group, organization, and motivation) as a Performance Core.

- The possibilities of influence through self-leadership, team leadership, and leadership in an organizational context

- Filling leadership roles, developing a leadership identity, and setting priorities

The basics of situational leadership, power, and authority


Teaching methods

- Theory & method inputs

- Interactive group exercises (especially outdoor)

- Discussions & reflections

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon11:00 - 16:0004.12.2023Seminarraum BA 02C VU Leadership
Tue09:00 - 15:0005.12.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB VU Leadership
Mon11:00 - 16:0011.12.2023Seminarraum BA 02C VU Leadership
Tue09:00 - 15:0012.12.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB VU Leadership

Examination modalities

In-class contribution, Research Paper

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.06.2023 09:00 30.11.2023 23:00 01.12.2023 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
ALG For all Students Elective


Schreyögg, G., Koch, J. (2020): Grundlagen des Managements. 8. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Gabler; Kapitel 11: Führung in Organisationen, 523-580