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Leadership Dynamics: From Follower to Leader (MBS601)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: T2-external
Description Enabling a context within which people can exceed their mission is the central purpose of leadership. This unit supports participants by helping them reflect on their behaviours and attributes as managers by responding to key Qs: Where am I in my leadership journey? How do I respond to evolving externalities and what changes will I need to make to transition from a follower to a leader? This unit will enhance and activate your transition from a follower to a leader.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Critically analyse the relevance of leadership models to the organisational and individual context.
2. Analyse sources of system-wide information pertaining to the context of decision making for leaders.
3. Comprehend the context for leadership success for people working around you.
4. Identify the management behavioural changes that need to be made to execute the personal leadership plan.
5. Contextualise the knowledge of leadership models in creating a personal leadership plan.
Timetabled Learning Activities Collaborate sessions are approximately 3 hours x 2 days over four weeks of the intensive learning period.
These sessions are entirely online. Collaborate sessions use the Zoom application, and attendance at the
Collaborate sessions are compulsory
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Students will undertake all activities online.
These activities include participating in interactive learning activities, accessing online reading, watching instructional videos, interacting with fellow students and completing assessments.
Other Learning Experiences Throughout the unit, students will be asked to complete a range of tasks
before the Collaborate sessions (e.g. readings, self-assessments, contributions to discussions on Curatr,
etc.). The Collaborate sessions include a range of interactive activities including guided instructions (both in
small groups and whole class), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based
tasks, project-based tasks, enquiries-based tasks and presentations.
Assessment Assessment 1 - Case Study Analysis, ULO 1 & 2, Weighting 25%
Assessment 2 - In-class Group Presentation, ULO 1 & 2, Weighting 30%
Assessment 3 - Critical Essay, ULO 1 & 2, Weighting 35%
Assessment 4 - Engagement, ULO 1-5, Weighting 10%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (EMLeadershipStratInnov) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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