Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse leadership models in historical and contemporary business environments
  2. Apply problem solving methodologies to complex environments that require leadership skills associated with building a “readiness-for change” culture, embedding organisational and individual resilience
  3. Critically analyse leadership and managerial competencies relevant to leveraging emergent knowledge creation and adaptive practice required for collaborative, multi-stakeholder agendas associated with global business dynamics
  4. Demonstrate developed knowledge to build social capital and related teamwork as an element of sustainable business practice in meeting complex global agendas
  5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader within a diverse team.
    • Organisational development & behaviour: the change challenge
    • Nature and pace of change: strategic management challenges
    • Complexity theories, leadership and management practice
    • Complexity and team dynamics
    • The individual's response to change
    • Noetic behaviour and change management practice
    • Cognitive processing under stress: the role of sensemaking
    • Facilitating effective change
    • Motivation, empowerment and employee engagement
    • Resilience and coping with change
    • Sustainable people leadership and management practices: responsible and eco-leadership
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • SWI-MCM-MAS-2018
  • SWI-MCM-GDI-2018
  • SWI-BSD-GDI-2018
  • SWI-BSD-MAS-2018
  • SWI-BSD-GCE-2018
  • SWI-BMT-GDI-2018
  • SWI-BMT-MAS-2018
  • SWI-ITP-GDI-2018
  • SWI-ITS-GCE-2018
  • SWI-ITP-MAS-2018
  • SWI-MCM-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject enables students to conceptualise challenges to leading and managing organisations and stakeholders in adapting to complex and often paradigm-shifting organisational environments. It critiques emerging debates around new business competencies for leaders and managers to leverage emergent knowledge creation and adaptive practice required for collaborative, multi-stakeholder agendas associated with global business dynamics. In so doing, it critiques the complexity of integrating commercial, environmental, social, people, political and governance domains of business activity. The subject aims to facilitate students' capacity to conceptualise and operate within levels of complexity in organisational agendas, contribute to organisational adaptive process and associated culture building.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Individual (30-50%)
  • Group Discussion Board Task (20-30%)
  • Individual (30-40%)

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