Abstract

The purpose of the textbook is to develop the managerial competence of future psychologists through a deepening understanding of the nature of leadership and the targeted development of practical leadership skills.
The target audience is students of the specialties: Psychology, Public Administration and Administration and Higher School Pedagogy.
Learning outcomes:
after completing the course students will be able to:
  • define the concepts of leader, leadership, team, influence, goal and interaction;
  • understand the essence of the main stages of the history of leadership phenomenon research;
  • describe leadership models presented in classical theories;
  • explain the value of leadership for success in professional activities;
  • distinguish leadership styles by individual characteristics;
  • use the techniques of reflection, analysis of situations in order to develop their own proper leadership skills;
  • illustrate theoretical models with concrete examples from leadership practice;
  • build a leader profile;
  • form a program of leadership development based on the psychological profile of the individual;
  • analyze gender stereotypes concerning leadership in various spheres of public activity;
  • use leadership skills to solve problem and conflict situations.