Course detail

Personal Management 1

FAST-BVA009Acad. year: 2023/2024

This course is specialised on understanding to basic conceptions of leadership and Management in civil engineering.
It deals with identification of principles managing methods.
The communication, decision making, control processes and effective managerial habits are defined.
The course respect sequencing and creating synergy in teamwork
the same as the current questions in management and fellow-worker leading in construction companies.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Structural Economics and Management (EKR)

Entry knowledge

Basic orientation in organization of construction firm. The ability to understand, speak and writte by given language.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


To get knowledge about basic principles and relations in management and basic managerial habits.
Knowledge about basic principles and relations in management.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

LINKESCHOVÁ, Dana. K otázkám managementu ve stavebnictví. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2005. ISBN 80-7204-396-x.  (CS)
PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Vedení lidí, týmů a firem: praktický atlas managementu. 3., aktualiz. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. Manažer. ISBN 978-80-247-2448-5.  (CS)
LINKESCHOVÁ, Dana. Educating Leading Managing. Brno: CERM, 2005. ISBN 80-7202-052-1.  (EN)

Recommended reading

LINKESCHOVÁ, Dana a Dagmar HRABINCOVÁ. Management a právo ve stavebnictví. Brno: CERM, 2005.   (CS)
ROBBINS, S.P., COULTER, M. Management. Grada publishing, a. s., 2004. (EN)
SINEK, Simon. Nekonečná hra: jak dosáhnout dlouhodobého úspěchu v podnikání. Přeložil Aleš DROBEK. V Brně: Jan Melvil Publishing, 2021. Žádná velká věda. ISBN 978-80-7555-136-8.  (CS)
WHEATLEY, Margaret. Vědomý lídr: jak být v dnešním světě vůdčí osobností, která přispívá k obnově zdravého rozumu. Přeložil Kamil C. PINTA. Praha: Maitrea, 2020. ISBN 978-80-7500-492-5.  (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization E , 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Function and importance of decision making in management work.

2. Principle of growth and change, effectivity, paradigm.

3. Effective habits of leaders and managers.

4. Positive activity, importance of self- awareness, range of influence and sphere of action, Frankl and model for freedom of choice.

5. Leadership and management, principles of personal leadership, centre of intention, Mission statement, identification and confirming of individual roles and aims.

6. Managing, planning, organisation and time management, priorities, delegation of authorities and responsibility.

7. Human resources, creating and transformation of relationships, creating of teams.

8. Increasing of organisation effectiveness through fellow workers, paradigms of interdependence.

9. Principles of mutual advantage, interpersonal leadership, types of interpersonal interaction, dimension of win-win behaviour, supportive systems and processes.

10. Fundamentals of effective communication, empathetic listening, understanding, principles of efficient presentation.

11. Synergy as a principle of creative cooperation, appreciation of diversity, creativity, brainstorming, analysis of force field.

12. Basic dimension of leaders personal development, equilibrium in force renewal, continuity of learning

13. Today current questions of management and leadership.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The Introduction to the exercises, the criterions for the projects and the teamwork system for future construction managers.

2.–12. The content of singles exercises is the work of every team on its own project, sequential realization or presentation and the feedback from the participants and the teacher.

13. The handover of the closing reports and the credits.