Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply a range of diverse philosophies to contemporary business
  2. evaluate self management skills in organising personal responsibilities to accommodate the demands of an organisation and society
  3. analyse core ideas and paradoxes found in contemporary leadership
  4. critically evaluate different philosophical standpoints and the competing claims on the leader within a bimoral society
  5. 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
    • Other materials

      • Audio
      • Video

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-GCB510-Organisational Behaviour for Managers

Special requirements

No special requirements

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%)

Textbook information is pending.

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