Leadership and Management New Revised Syllabus CPA CCP CIFA KASNEB notes

Leadership and management notes kasneb notes

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This paper is intended to equip the candidate with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to apply and demonstrate leadership and management skills to grow an enterprise under various circumstances and environments including under uncertainties.


A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership techniques and management principles
  • Apply knowledge of leadership and management theories in organizations
  • Effectively undertake management functions
  • Make rational management decisions in an organisational context
  • Embrace and manage strategic change.


 1. Introduction to management

  • Nature of management
  • Importance of management
  • Levels of management
  • Multi-disciplinary nature of management
  • Roles of management as advocated by Henry Mintzberg
  • The changing roles of management and managers
  • Qualities of an effective manager
  • Management and administration

2. Evolution and development of management thought

  • Classical approaches to management
    • Taylor’s view point
    • Fayol’s administrative theory
    • Max Weber’s bureaucratic theory
  • Behavioural management approach
    • Elton Mayo-Human relation theory
    • Abraham Maslow’s theory
    • McGregor’s X and Y theories
    • Mary Parker Follett’s Management theory
  • Modern management theories
    • Quantitative thinking
    • Systems thinking
    • Contingency thinking

3. Leading as a function of management

  • Differences between management and leadership
  • Attributes and skills of a good leader
  • Delegation, responsibility and accountability
  • Power, authority and accountability

 4. Other Functions of management

Planning function:

  • Introduction to planning
  • Importance of planning
  • Planning process
  • Types of plans
  • Approaches to planning

Organising function

  • Meaning and importance of organising
  • Factors affecting the organising function
  • Process of organising
  • Principles of organising
  • Organisational structures

Staffing function

  • Meaning and importance of staffing
  • Staffing process
  • Factors that affect the staffing function
  • Components of the staffing function

Controlling function

  • Meaning and importance of control
  • Steps in the control process
  • Types of control
  • Controlling for organisational and employee performance
  • Tools for measuring performance
  • Essentials of an effective control system

5. Environmental Analysis

  • Micro-environment
  • Macro-environment
  • Internal environment
  • External environment
  • Tools of environmental analysis

6. Leadership approaches and strategy

  • Leadership traits
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership skills
  • Formulation of an organisation’s strategic direction
  • Differences between transactional leadership and transformational leadership
  • Conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Ethics in leadership

7. Decision making

  • Importance of decision making
  • Decision making models/approaches
  • Types of decisions
  • Decision making process
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making under different conditions
  • Challenges in decision making
  • Effective decision making

8. Enterprise management

  • Meaning and concept of entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial development
  • Enhancing creativity and innovation in organisations
  • Methods of generating ideas
  • Introduction to business plan
  • Protection of intellectual properties

9. Project management

  • Project management concepts
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Importance of projects
  • Features of projects and baseline surveys
  • Illustration of the Project life cycle
  • Project planning and organising
  • Project resources and costing
  • Project completion and evaluation

10. Marketing management

  • Meaning and importance of marketing
  • Marketing management orientation/philosophies
  • Marketing mix
  • Development of marketing information
  • Marketing strategies
  • Marketing research and intelligence
  • International marketing and e-commerce

11. Leadership and Strategic Change

  • Meaning of change
  • Theories of change
  • Types of organisational change
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Diagnosing the change context
  • Levers for strategic change
  • Methods of introducing strategic change
  • Problems of formal change programmes
  • Leading Change

12. Case Studies in Leadership and Management Sample reading and reference material


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