Prior to 2020 this unit was called Leadership in Context
This unit aims to introduce key theories and debates relating to leadership traits, behaviours and approaches to influencing organisational culture and outcomes. Different models of leadership are explored using a case based comparative perspective. The unit will draw from challenges dealt with in the private sector, public sector, not for profit and non-government organisations. It will provide students with theoretical frameworks to critique the parameters of leadership with respect to building robust organisational culture. This includes responsiveness to issues of risk mitigation, decision making, sound governance and stewardship of resources both physical, and human, in increasingly complex and changing organisational environments.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Identify and describe the elements of effective and authentic leadership.
2 Research and apply leadership theories to develop critique of leadership practice in order to evaluate challenges to leadership in a range of contexts and sectors.
3 Understand the value of reflective practice and apply self-reflection to develop an awareness of diversity and personal leadership contributions.
4 Understand the contribution of shared meaning and values in shaping organisational culture and building social capital in increasingly complex organisational environments.
5. Develop and apply technical and interpersonal skills to function as an effective member or leader of a team.