Philosophy and Ethics
Consider how philosophy, ethics and leadership interact. You’ll cover classic and contemporary philosophy in Eastern and Western traditions, building a rounded view to consider the impact these theories have on leading others in the workplace.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply a range of diverse philosophies to contemporary business
- evaluate self management skills in organising personal responsibilities to accommodate the demands of an organisation and society
- analyse core ideas and paradoxes found in contemporary leadership
- critically evaluate different philosophical standpoints and the competing claims on the leader within a bimoral society
- apply theory and concepts to critically reflect on the learning cycle.
- Framing session – Philosophy, Ethics and Leadership
- Exploring Classical Philosophies in Leadership
- Exploring Contemporary Philosophies in Leadership
- Some Shortcomings of Leadership Theories
- Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
- Non-Consequentialist Ethics: Kantian Ethics
- Non-Consequentialist Ethics: Virtue Ethics
- Exploring The Ethics of Leaders and Leadership
- Class Presentations
- Personal Leadership Theory Presentations
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-GCB510-Organisational Behaviour for Managers (No longer available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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The leadership role at the level of philosophical thinking and linking personal leadership discoveries with philosophical and ethical thought. Classical and contemporary philosophy in Eastern and Western traditions, models and influences, and their impact on personal philosophies of leadership. Development of a personal framework for leadership philosophy translation of theories into practical applications for the workplace.
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- Critical Case Analysis (30%)
- Literature Critique (30%)
- Discussion of Contrasting Philosophies (40%)
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