Leadership and Change Management

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
Executive Education


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Paper Description

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This paper is designed to identify and develop participants' leadership potential; to facilitate the process of ongoing personal and leadership development and to lead organisations effectively particularly through change. It guides leaders, and aspiring leaders, through research and experiential practices, on the role of leaders and influence in today's changing and complex environments.

Leadership is not a sole activity, so additionally we focus on the way leaders and followers interact, notions of team and shared leadership, and explore assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in these practices.

The purpose of the paper is to:

  • Recognize and apply effective leadership strengths, attributes and skills, and develop a personalized leadership development plan.
  • Understand, apply and critique changes in organisations and the role of leadership.
  • Understand, apply and reflect on research and current perspectives aimed at enhancing leadership in organisations.
  • Analyse, critique and apply shared leadership concepts and constraints.
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Paper Structure

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This paper will be facilitated with face-to-face sessions, supported by online resources. Refer to Moodle for details.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify ways of recognising, establishing and maintaining effective leadership

    Students will use the reflective cycle to recognize and develop relevant leadership attitudes, skills and abilities.

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  • Apply and analyse principles of effective leadership at the indiviudal and organisational level
    Students will undertake research on a Leader, and develop a leadership case study for class presentation.
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  • Leadership influence and change

    Analyse critique and develop leadership skills in the context of tension in, and with, change.

    Students will engage in both experiential and academic activities and produce credible results from their influence. Additionally students will be required to engage in courageous conversations around leadership.

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  • Research, apply and examine leadership and change
    Students will be required to understand the importance of change, and difficulties of this for leaders and employees. Students, both experientially and academically, will examine change frameworks and critique these.
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All assessment is compulsory.
It is expected you have read the Corporate & Executive Education Policies.

PLEASE NOTE: The University has zero-tolerance for Plagiarism.

All assessment must be submitted as a Word document, unless otherwise stated.

Booking of rooms for group meetings:
MSB.1.38, 1.39, 1.40 – email law-pa@waikato.ac.nz

[MBM] MSB.1.42, 1.43, 1.44, 1.45 - email: msc@waikato.ac.nz

Hamilton CBD office: Phone 07 837 9469
All other rooms: http://timetable.waikato.ac.nz/bookings/

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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. Researching Leadership: Case Study and Presentation - group
9 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Team Leadership Evaluation and Review - individual
11 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. In class Leadership Development and Reflection Exercise
12 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
  • In Class: In Lecture
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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Text: Daft, R. L., & Lane, P. G. (2015). The leadership experience (6th ed.). Australia: Cengage.

Four copies will be held on Course Reserve

See Moodle for prescribed chapters and other required readings.

Unless specified, all prescribed readings and resources are compulsory, and it is expected you have prepared for each session.

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Recommended Readings

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In addition to your text, there are many other books that might help you with various aspects of this course. Reading more widely than the set text will be necessary in order to gain a good grade in the assessments, particularly the journal and assignment.

Keep current with local business news, read the business pages of the newspaper, look at local business publications as well as the business periodicals. You are advised to read the daily newspaper and watch out in other media for relevant current issues. Leadership is topical!

Suggested References – Films
Metaphor and story telling have all been used to help us understand the leadership process. Many films reflect the leadership process. The following are just some of the many films that may be used to illustrate aspects of the course. If these films are not used in class then they are worth getting out on your own to view. Some are definitely challenging! All will aid your Journal assessment, and overall course understanding.
Enemy at the Gate
Fight Club
Quiet Rage. The Zimbardo Prison Experiment
Roger and Me
Saving Private Ryan
Shirley Valentine
The Cube
The Matrix
The Shawshank Redemption
The Tango Lesson
The Thin Red Line
Whale Rider

In addition to the above reading and film list, you are encouraged to spend time at the library looking at relevant journals and publications and journals and magazines such as
Management Magazine
Employment Today
Human Resources Magazine
Harvard Business Review
Sloan Management Review

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Other Resources

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See Moodle for addtional resources
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Online Support

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Waikato Management School Helpdesk: wms_helpdesk@waikato.ac.nz , 0800 WAIKATO, extn 4599

ITS: https://landesk.waikato.ac.nz

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As a general guide 12-15 hours per week is required over the whole period of the paper.

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