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. The class session will facilitate the process of ongoing personal and organisational leadership development, and help to lead effectively through positive change. Leadership tools and frameworks will guide and aspire leaders to influence today's changing and complex environments.

Since leadership is not a solo activity, 21st-century leaders must focus on the way leaders and followers interact and collaborate, and the notion of a team and shared leadership to co-create a sustainable future for the people and planet.

Purpose of this paper is to:

  • Recognize and apply leadership potential, strength, attribute, and skill, in order to develop a personalized leadership development plan.
  • Understand, apply and critique changes in organizations and the role of leadership.
  • Understand, apply and reflect on research and current perspectives aimed at enhancing leadership in organizations.
  • Analyze, 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 classroom sessions and group works, supported by online resources. Additional fieldwork session such as community volunteering has designed to practice and test leadership traits. Refer to Moodle for more details.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify ways of recognizing self-leadership strength and motivation

    Use self-reflection tools to know self-leadership potential and purpose, “Why you do what you do".

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  • Apply and analyse the key leadership concepts to lead self and the organization
    Students will work in own group to do research on the leadership case and make a group presentation in the class.
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  • Leadership influence and change

    Analyze, critique and develop leadership skills in the complex and changing context.

    Students will apply Theory U to map their own leadership challenges and emerging future. They will also be analysing the change process by applying the principle of Theory U.

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  • Apply and examine leadership and co-create change

    Students will be required to understand the importance of change, and the difficulties of this for leaders and employees. Students, both experimentally and academically, will examine change frameworks and critique them.

    They will also engage and identify their leadership personality to become an adaptive leader to navigate change and co-create a sustainable future.

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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.  Leadership case study and presentation -Group
20 Aug 2019
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Team Leadership Evaluation and Review - Individual
23 Aug 2019
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Mapping Futures- Individual
30 Aug 2019
12:00 AM
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
4. Classroom activities -Group
  • Presentation: In Class
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 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, the business periodicals, follow the Twitter for ongoing global news. You are advised to read the daily newspaper and watch out in other media for relevant current issues.

Suggested References – Films
Metaphor and storytelling 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

The beautiful mind



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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Restricted papers: EXPM501

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