Post Graduate

Leadership in the digital age

level of course unit

1. Master cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

The participants:
• know the basics of leadership in an agile context
• know new organizational roles and digital leadership competencies
• can reflect on their leadership style and adapt it to the requirements of digitalization
• can manage change processes with agile methods as a leader
• know the challenges of agile transformation and can transfer them to their organization
• are able to lead in an emotionally intelligent and situational way in the VUCA world

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course contents

• Basics of leadership and central leadership theories
• Leadership style typologies
• Digital leadership
• Basics of agile culture and agile leadership
• Basics of SCRUM
• Leadership culture in the VUCA world

recommended or required reading

Creusen, U., Gall, B., & Hackl, O. (2017). Digital leadership: führung in zeiten des digitalen wandels.
Petry, T. (2019). Digital Leadership: Erfolgreiches Führen in Zeiten der Digital Economy.
Brandes, U., Gemmer, P., Koschek, H., & Schültken, L. (2014). Management Y: Agile, scrum, design thinking & Co.: So gelingt der Wandel zur attraktiven und zukunftsfähigen Organisation.
Glogger, B., & Margetich, J. (2014). Das Scrum-Prinzip–Agile Organisationen aufbauen und gestalten. Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag, Stuttgart.
Grote, S., & Goyk, R. (Eds.). (2017). Führungsinstrumente aus dem Silicon Valley: Konzepte und Kompetenzen.

assessment methods and criteria

Portfolio work

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

ILV (Blended Learning, Inverted Classroom)

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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