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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

48 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Critically analyses the concept of leadership and reviews the prominent theories, models and contemporary themes and issues. Students will examine leadership practices and styles and apply a range of techniques used to evaluate leadership effectiveness.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is leadership? 
Topic 2: Ethical leadership 
Topic 3: The trait and behavioural approaches to leadership 
Topic 4: Contemporary approaches to leadership 
Topic 5: Leadership and power 
Topic 6: Leadership and influence 
Topic 7: Leading teams 
Topic 8: Leadership and organisational change 
Topic 9: Leadership, culture and diversity 
Topic 10: Designing and leading a learning organisation.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse the concept of leadership
2 discuss various theoretical approaches to leadership found in scholarly literature and their application in organisational settings
3 critically discuss the suitability of various leadership behaviours in diverse organisational settings
4 analyse contemporary themes and issues in the study and practice of leadership
5 critically discuss ethical dimensions of various leadership behaviours
6 develop self-awareness of their own leadership style.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse the concept of leadership
    • GA6:
  2. discuss various theoretical approaches to leadership found in scholarly literature and their application in organisational settings
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. critically discuss the suitability of various leadership behaviours in diverse organisational settings
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. analyse contemporary themes and issues in the study and practice of leadership
    • GA6:
  5. critically discuss ethical dimensions of various leadership behaviours
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  6. develop self-awareness of their own leadership style.
    • GA2:
    • GA6: