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WORK2222: Leadership

Leadership is increasingly seen to be a key factor affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and is an important area of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. While leadership principles are often associated with the work of senior management, they also have potential application to all members of organisations, including people at the beginning of their career. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and provides a range of leadership case studies. Further, this unit of study challenges students to engage in self-reflection on their own leadership values, strengths and areas for development. Finally, this unit helps students to develop their skills in perspective-taking, problem-solving, decision-making and having influence, so as to effectively leverage these skills at the outset of their career.

Code WORK2222
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
24 Junior credit points
Assumed knowledge:
WORK1003 and WORK1004

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyze several major theories driving the leadership strategies of organisations and individual leaders
  • LO2. Apply a range of empirical examples to demonstrate the complexity of leadership in various economic, historical and geographical contexts
  • LO3. Create and use lines of arguments which demonstrate the importance of applying both theoretical perspectives and empirical examples

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