Subject: Leadership in Organizations

Scientific Area:



40 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Develop leadership skills in organizational contexts, through the use of knowledge about organizations, management and the leadership process.
2 - Understand and act before different processes and dynamics (individual, group and organizational).
3 - Handle different theoretical instruments that allow the development of managers as leaders of people, groups and work teams in organizations.


1 - Individual, group and management processes in organizations
2 - Management and leadership
3 - Leadership models
4 - Team leadership
5 - Leadership and Culture
6 - Leadership and Gender


Caeiro, L. (2018) , 2018 , Liderar Equipas de Trabalho , UCE
Chalofsky, N., Rocco, T. & Lane, M. , 2014 , Handbook of Human Resource Development , Willey
Nohria, N. & Khurana, R. , 2010 , Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice , HBR
Northouse, P. , 2018 , Leadership: Theory and Practice , SAGE
Yukl, G. , 2013 , Leadership in Organizations , Pearson

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The curricular unit consists of theoretical-practical classes (ATP) and tutorial guidance (OT). In the classes (ATP) the theoretical-practical platform of the CU will be exposed (by the teacher) and discussed (with the participation of students). Cumulatively, students should submit thematic papers on leadership, according to the teacher's tutorial guidance. The thematic presentations of the students aim to actively involve them in the classes and provide a favorable environment for the research and operationalization of leadership in the students. The evaluation is done in a periodic evaluation system, which combines the classification obtained in two presentations made by the students in the classes (2*50%=100%). All students will participate in two presentations. Students with a final average equal to or greater than 9.5 values will be approved. At all times of evaluation the minimum score criterion (8 values) applies.