Leadership in Organisations (WORK6130)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit is designed to encourage students to consider the role and significance of leadership in various organisational contexts. The unit introduces the major streams of leadership theory and traces the development of our understanding about leadership. The unit explores how these theories allow us to understand leadership in practice and in what ways leadership is linked to different aspects of organisational effectiveness. It then examines the 'good, the bad, and the ugly' sides of leadership, e.g. positive forms (transformational, charismatic) and negative forms (narcissistic and Machiavellian). The unit explores leading for diversity and diversity in leadership (e.g. based on gender, culture and ethnicity) and the role of leaders in constituting ethical and socially responsible organisations. The critical role of leaders in effecting organisational change is explored and the leadership of top management teams, and leadership succession is examined. The unit also examines leadership development programs and instruments and students have an opportunity to reflect on factors that might influence their own leadership style.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
- Master of International Business
- Master of Labour Law and Relations
Further unit of study information
2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
presentation (30%), assignment (30%), final exam (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.