MANAGEMT 7123OL - Leadership and Influencing

Online - Online Teaching 5 - 2021

An essential skill of leadership in our time is the ability to work with people to tackle challenges and changes which are not only technical in nature but which require people (including ourselves) to change. It involves our intellectual and emotional understanding of others and ourselves. Identifying the nature of the challenge, and hence the kind of leadership behaviours which are likely to be effective is a first step. Knowing our own personal preferences is a prerequisite to developing additional alternative responses. In Leadership and Influencing, you will explore your evolving leadership story, your leadership philosophy and identify areas for ongoing development. Using current leadership and team development models you will diagnose the different kinds of challenges facing you, the capabilities of the people and teams with whom you are achieving outcomes and the context and culture in which you are working. We will consider the interaction of these elements both in stable and changing environments and the leadership behaviours and tools to move forward.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7123OL
    Course Leadership and Influencing
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Online Teaching 5
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description An essential skill of leadership in our time is the ability to work with people to tackle challenges and changes which are not only technical in nature but which require people (including ourselves) to change. It involves our intellectual and emotional understanding of others and ourselves. Identifying the nature of the challenge, and hence the kind of leadership behaviours which are likely to be effective is a first step. Knowing our own personal preferences is a prerequisite to developing additional alternative responses.
    In Leadership and Influencing, you will explore your evolving leadership story, your leadership philosophy and identify areas for ongoing development. Using current leadership and team development models you will diagnose the different kinds of challenges facing you, the capabilities of the people and teams with whom you are achieving outcomes and the context and culture in which you are working. We will consider the interaction of these elements both in stable and changing environments and the leadership behaviours and tools to move forward.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Amanda Morriss

    Program Coordinator contact details: MBA Online
    Name: Assoc. Prof. Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
    Email: graciela.corraldezubielqui@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1.   Critique paradigms of leadership and management, to address the major organisational challenges in complex and entrepreneurial organisations.

    2.   Evaluate the capacity of a range of leadership models to mobilise people in a changing or innovative environment.

    3.   Critically evaluate the range of communication skills required to effectively lead and manage a diverse workforce.

    4. Create an action plan for your leadership skill development that includes critical reflection of personal preferences
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2,4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Leadership and Influencing text
    Morriss, A 2020 Leadership and Influencing CB
    The compiled textbook contains chapters from3 sets of authors
    Robbins, Judge, Edwards, Sandiford, Fitzgerald & Hunt
    Yukl, G & Gardener, W
    Dwyer. J

    You can purchase the electronic compilation for this course as follows:
    Title:Leadership & Influencing
    ISBN:9780655703228
    List price:$60 for the ebookwww.pearson.com.au/9780655703228

    Uhl-Bien, M 2007, Complexity Leadership Theory: Shifting leadership from the industrial age to the knowledge era, The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 29818.

    Uhl-Bien, A 2018, Leadership for organizational adaptability: A theoretical synthesis and integrative framework, The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 89104.
    Recommended Resources
    All Course Readings, with relevant page numbers, are available through the links in each module and also available through the ‘Course Readings’ menu item in the navigation bar.

    Additional reading in Course Readings  is provided for students to explore topics in depth

    You will be able to purchase an electronic compilation version of the readings for this course as follows:
    Title:  Leadership & Influencing
    ISBN:  9780655703228
    List price: $60 for the ebook
    www.pearson.com.au/9780655703228
    Online Learning
    The course is delivered over a 6 week period. ‘Time’ is one of our most precious resources and to cover an MBA Course in that time needs planning. This link provides some ideas on Time Management

    The Course is more than absobing information. The activities and interactions are designed to help you synthesise and be able to apply them. Discussion with other, sharing different perspectives through the tutorials and Discussion Board is a great way to hone your ideas, test interpretations and enjoy the journey.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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