EXSP515-18R (BLK)

Authentic Leadership

15 Points

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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 strengthen the authenticity and effective self-management that aspiring leaders need to enact the power of commitment, vision and sense-making in themselves and in others. It positions high performance in the ability to create leaders capable of generating sustainable organisational futures and of engaging workforces. It also offers strategies for handling ambiguity and being successful in personal life and in the workplace without burning out.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

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  • Learning Outcomes

    By completion of this course, you should be able to:

    1. Identify key practices and threshold concepts/crossings that can contribute to growing outstanding leaders
    2. Construct a repertoire for performing leadership authentically in fast­-changing and uncertain environments
    3. Develop resonant and sustainable leadership informed by relevant research and proven practices (e.g., action learning, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence)
    4. Identify and execute an appropriate group leadership project
    5. Use a reflective journal and appropriate literature from this paper to prepare a personal leadership development plan.
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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.

Please refer to Moodle for details.

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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. Literature Review (Oral) | Group | 10% | 18th October & 14th November
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Reviewing Leadership Literature (written) | individual
19 Nov 2018
8:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Report of a Leadership Project
12 Nov 2018
8:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Reflective Essay | individual
26 Nov 2018
8:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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The definition and process of Action Learning is fundamental to this paper and is provided in Moodle/Course Resources.

Readings are provided for all key elements of this paper and can be found on Moodle. The readings represent a sampling of current academic
literature in this area, or are from academic journals with a focus on the respective topics.

It is expected you have read the relevant material prior to attending the workshop days.
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Online Support

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

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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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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restricted papers: EXLD577 and EXLD584

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