In this unit, you will examine contemporary leaders’ contribution to the evolution of organisations. In this context, leadership refers to influencing, motivating and empowering others to contribute to the success of organisations. Effective business leaders create a compelling vision capable of motivating others. You will evaluate the effectiveness of various leadership models, theories, frameworks and techniques capable of improving individual, group and organisational productivity. Leadership will be examined from the theoretical perspectives of trait, behaviour and contingency. Commonalities and points of differentiation will be explored between leadership theories of transactional, transformational, charismatic, authentic, path-goal, implicit, situational, contingency, servant, as well as related theories and practices. These theories and practices influence the development of strategic decisions intended to achieve sustainable business outcomes. Of particular interest, is the capacity of transformative leaders to convince followers to perform beyond what can normally be achieved. Such leadership refers to the behaviours that inspire followers towards achieving a desired future for the benefit of members of organisations. Transformational leaders have the capacity change organisational culture to inspire followers to transcend self-interest and become capable of ensuring a profound positive effect on followers. Transformational leaders have the potential to achieve deep and enduring change through creative initiatives and solutions.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Reflective Practice Assignment||60%|
|2. Online Test||40%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•|
|2 - Online Test||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|7 - Leadership||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Reflective Practice Assignment||• •|
|2 - Online Test||•|