Units of Study

GSOG6002 - Public Sector Leadership

Session 1g, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen Mills
Phone: +61 2 9114 0806
Email: stephen.mills@sydney.edu.au

Description

Leadership is made by followers and leaders together. It is a story that resolves these questions. What is a leader? What is the difference between leaders and managers? Are leaders made or born? What are the different kinds of leaders? Who follows leaders and why? Is democratic leadership different from other kinds? How is public-sector leadership different from leadership in business or community organisations? Is it different across different cultures? Do men and women lead in the same way? In this unit, we will review and evaluate theories of leadership. Emphasis will be on the application of theories to evidence, including participants' experiences and perceptions of leadership in different contexts. The theme of leaders as facilitators and agents of change will be explored, including real-world examples of what, how and when to make decisions. Similarly, the themes of ethical practice in managing and leading people and shaping organisational culture will be explored.

Assessments

1500wd leadership evaluation paper (20%), 1000wd and 20min presentation leader in action group project (40%), 3500wd reflective journal (40%).

Textbooks

GSOG6002 unit reader.

Classes

1x8-hr seminar/week, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday, weeks 1 to 4 and weeks 8 to 10

Additional Information

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.

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