Advanced Diploma in Business

J1E5 48 : Behavioural Skills for Business

Course Description

The aim of this 1-credit unit is to develop an understanding of the role of a manager as a leader and some of the key management skills required to meet an organisation’s goals and objectives. It is possible to combine the 3 outcomes in this unit in a single holistic assessment eg by using a single case study. 

Outcome 1 examines the role of the manager and the difference between a manager and a leader and the managerial activities that contribute to managerial effectiveness.

Outcome 2 covers the techniques used by managers to manage themselves and others in given situations – positive relationships, problem solving, time and stress management.

Outcome 3 examines behavioural strategies managers must apply in given situations – effective communication, conflict management, assertiveness strategies, influencing and negotiation strategies.