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MGT8056 Leadership Project 2

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022

Overview

Leadership project 2 builds student’s cognitive and creative skills related to adaptive leadership practice. Adaptive leadership concerns how leaders change and adapt their leadership style across multiple and often conflicting situations. Here, leaders should be able to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level and apply the skills learned through collaborative and shared networks. Students will be required to identify a number of behavioural problems faced in the workplace and relate these to a range of contemporary solutions available to leaders. Working independently or as part of a team if required, they will also be required to develop relevant media such as a visual presentation to communicate various solutions to a range of audiences. Students will critically reflect on different theory with the ability to co-create leadership solutions in particular settings.

In this course, students will learn how to adapt their leadership style to different leader-problem situations. They will practice these requirements by applying theory learned in previous courses, to a real-life problem or project. Students will need to demonstrate that they have mastered a body of knowledge related to leadership theory. To do this, students will select different behavioural problems in places of work and use different theoretical leadership propositions to solve them. Based on the different adaptive frameworks identified in the course, students will need to explain these and apply different leadership solutions to solve the problems identified. The highly practical nature of this course is expected to equip students with the application of knowledge to practice by demonstrating a mastery of frameworks, interventions, methodologies and decisions that can be applied in real-life settings. Students should be able to critically reflect on the leadership solutions selected by developing a log of practice.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Advance a body of knowledge related to leadership and identify fundamental leadership associations;
  2. Distinguish between adaptive leadership frameworks and how these challenge scenarios build and inform them;
  3. Apply a specific leadership theory to a behavioural problem and explain how theory informs or solves the problem;
  4. Communicate how a leadership decision can be explained when confronted with a set of abstract facts;
  5. Critically reflect on the process by keeping a log of practice that explains adaptive practices and solutions.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Theories of Leadership Identified and Explained 40.00
2. Theory Application in Practice 40.00
3. Log of Adaptive Practices 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Northouse, P. G 2016, Leadership: Theory & Practice, Sage Edge, London.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Journal No 10 1
Assignments Written Reflection (personal/clinical) No 40 2,3
Assignments Written Report No 50 4,5
Date printed 30 June 2022