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
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Embedded Multimedia
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat Rooms
- Online assignment submission
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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%)
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