Leadership and Change Management
Your upfront cost: $0
- 22 Feb 2021
QS RANKING 2021
Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Discuss, apply and critique leadership and change management theory and principles.
- Apply and defend an integrated leadership and change management approach, Identify the reasons leaders initiate change within organisations.
- Research and reflect on how principal elements of leadership impact on self, employees, organisations and society.
- Introduction: The Unit and Assessment
- The nature and importance of leadership/leading change
- Introduction to Change:
- Theoretical and Philosophical frameworks
- Change, Transformation and Team Building.
- The personality of the leader: contemporary leadership views
- Toxic leadership and change
- Diagnosis and Implementation of change
- The importance of communications in leadership and change management
- Challenges in leading change: theory & practice
- What makes an effective leader?
- Student Presentations
- ReviewChallenges of change management and a review and discussion of total unit learnings
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This is an intellectually demanding subject with a lot of reading required and is designed for those who are likely to find themselves in leadership positions. The focus of this subject is on gaining an understanding of how and why leaders influence change. This should facilitate attendees in increasing the effectiveness of leadership and change management skills at an individual and organisation level. Leadership and change management are increasingly seen to be key factors affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and are important areas of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. Effective leadership and change management of organisations are important to professional practices, multinational organisations, and public sector and not-for-profit organisations. This subject explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and also examines the practice of leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Effective leadership requires a thorough knowledge of theory, and skills in application, so leaders have the capability to develop and implement carefully planned, well-integrated strategies that will support their organisation in achieving its objectives. Change is sometimes said to be the only constant in 21st -century organisations. Effective change management requires strong diagnosis skills linked to the history, context and challenges faced by an organisation. This subject will integrate theoretical and practical aspects of change management to enhance capabilities in the design, development and implementation of change management strategies. It will examine theoretical aspects from both traditional and critical perspectives. The subject will cover the personal aspects of leadership, leaders as relationship builders and leaders as the shapers of organisational change, culture, success and performance.
- Report (20%%)
- Research Paper (50%%)
- Presentation (30%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.