EXMBA567-22W (TGA)

Contemporary and Future Issues for Leaders

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Participants will examine the most significant contemporary and future issues that leaders can engage with to create and capture value in an uncertain world. Future gazing and foresight, as well as coaching and planning for the future, will form the core of the paper as the course explores how MBA students can maximise the potential of their MBA by integrating their accumulated learning and knowledge, with the next stage of their career.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will consist of a combination of face-t-face and on-line classes, supplemented by the provision of online learning materials.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Apply coaching techniques at a personal level to develop a post-MBA career plan that is in synch with rapidly changing business environments, the diversifying workforce and the global sustainability challenge.
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  • 2. Recognise how coaching may be fit for purpose in a variety of organisational contexts in VUCA conditions (i.e. volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous).
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  • 3. Explain the different coaching methodologies and how they relate to relevant leadership frameworks and practice
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  • 4. Coach others through the successful application of coaching methodology to develop their career and workplace effectiveness..
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  • 5. Recognise when “boundary issues” may occur and be able to manage them in a safe and secure way with the individuals involved including the ethical and moral dimensions of the relationship.
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  • 6. Explain the importance of critical self-reflection and creative thinking in practicing value-based leadership.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: What Makes a Successful Career Trajectory? Report
1 Feb 2022
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Critical Future Issue for Leaders Oral Briefing
12 Feb 2022
1:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Assignment 3: Individual Reflection, Review and Future Career Report
16 Feb 2022
11:30 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4: Future Career Presentation
28 Feb 2022
6:00 PM
30
  • Other: Via Zoom Interview with Course Lecturers
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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See Moodle by session for preparation and readings.
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Recommended Readings

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Please see Moodle webpage, link to Waikato Reading Lists, for a full list of readings for this paper by session.
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Other Resources

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Additional learning resources will be provided in Moodle as the course progresses.
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Online Support

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This paper is Moodle supported. The lecturers are contactable via email: brad.jackson@waikato.ac.nz; chrisjohnson@waikato.ac.nz.
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Workload

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Students are expected to complete 150 hours on this paper.
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: EXED512, EXSP515, EXMBA550

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