|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to GMBA or GradCertGlobalBusPrac
This unit looks at how transformational, authentic, and inclusive leadership styles are, in theory and practice, providing an alternative to more autocratic, job-centred, and command and control leadership styles. In exploring this shift, the unit critically examines Henry Mintzberg's observation that much of a leader's time is spent dealing with never-ending and relentlessly occurring complex and ambiguous interruptions of a messy organisational reality and the necessity of having to adopt adaptive and resilient practices to cope. Students will examine how the digital transformation of work has dramatically altered the perception of leadership, with all organisational members being expected to take on some form of self-leadership in the complex team and project work that is increasingly framing the "future of work". This demand is causing tensions between the expectations of traditional leaders and the good and emergent practices and strategies necessary to being agile and nimble in today's ultra-competitive and increasingly disruptive marketplace. Students will be asked to critically examine what adaptive practices of leadership and followership might be employed to minimise these tensions, and the dysfunctionality that accompanies them.
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|Leadership reflection||40%||No||3 Nov, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
|Leadership in action analysis||60%||No||24 Nov, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
Length: max 1,500 words (excl. references) for the critical reflection plus discussion posts Format: Discussion forum contributions plus written critical reflection Task: The purpose of this assignment is to stimulate your thinking on different leader behaviour and motivation and to evaluate the appropriateness of the technique to the situation facing the leader. There are two parts to this assignment: You will be asked to post on the Discussion Forums over two weeks and write a critical reflection on your posts and interaction with others.
Length: 2,500-3,000 words (excl. references) Format: Written report Task: The objective of this assignment is for you to analyse current and dynamic leadership issues by critically evaluating how they relate to leadership theory. Please refer to the section Course Resources - Assessment Information in your online unit for detailed information on this assignment as well as the marking criteria. You will be asked to submit your completed task via the Assignment submission link in your online unit.
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For this unit, Live Events (via Zoom) will take place each week starting in Week 1 and ending in Week 6. The links to the events are available via Live Events in the Coursera unit.
Attending the Live Event each week is an opportunity to engage with the unit content, your Unit Convenor, and classmates. Students are encouraged to complete specified Live Event preparation learning activities prior to each scheduled Live Event in order to get the most value out of these sessions. Students are strongly advised to attend the Live Events. Recordings of the live events will be made available within 24 hours of the event and can be accessed via the Coursera unit content.
Please note: The teaching schedule is subject to change. Please refer to your Coursera unit for a detailed Live Event schedule.
|1||Tue 19 October, 6-7pm (AEDT)|
|2||Tue 26 October, 6-7pm (AEDT)|
|3||Tue 2 November, 6-7pm (AEDT)||A1 due: 3 Nov, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
|4||Tue 9 November, 6-7pm (AEDT)|
|5||Tue 16 November, 6-7pm (AEDT)|
|6||Tue 23 November, 6-7pm (AEDT)||A2 due: 24 Nov, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
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