Leadership and integrity extensively explores issues about how leadership practices facilitate organisational effectiveness. Understanding, analysing and applying the nature and effective practice of leadership are important for organisations to pursue sustainable development in the changing environment. In this unit you will examine a variety of traditional and more contemporary approaches to leadership, their effect on followers and when and how they should be applied. You will also consider leadership in a cross-cultural context and how different leadership styles are more accepted, or less tolerated, in different cultures. This unit builds on aspects of the emotional intelligence model that was introduced in the MBA commencement unit, MGMT 20129. You will identify the key competencies required of leaders to effectively influence followers whilst demonstrating a high degree of integrity. Using advanced reflective practice as the basis for personal development, you will be required to research, reflect on and acquire the conceptual knowledge, behavioural skills and attitudinal components of specific leadership competencies including: power and influence, self-confidence, and visibility and credibility.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Students enrolled in CL20 (Master of Business Administration), CC52 (Graduate Diploma in Business Administration), CL21 (Master of Business Management), and CM35 (Graduate Diploma of Leading Organisational Change) can enrol in this unit.
Students in other Masters courses who have greater than three years relevant work or professional experience, i.e. they meet the entry criteria to CL15 and CL20 may also enrol, subject to verification of meeting this criteria.
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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All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
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.
|2. Literature Review or Systematic Review||40%|
|3. Reflective Practice Assignment||30%|
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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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.03% response rate.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|1 - Presentation||•||•||•|
|2 - Literature Review or Systematic Review||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•|
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|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•||•||•||•||•|
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