|Short Description:||Leadership Development|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||080307 - Organisation Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
While this course focuses on dyadic relationships, students will learn about their own leadership style and how these can be adapted to help meet the overall goals of the work institution. The course is a journey of narratives about what contemporary leaders have learned from past leadership approaches. For instance, the transformational leader style is grounded firmly in a behavioural and inspirational approach to developing people at work. The course introduces multiple contexts in which leadership skills can be practiced. For example, in highly discontinuous environments, we will learn that a fixed style may not be flexible enough to forge change that requires more adaptive leader skills. Similarly, within a context where the culture and organisation code reflects many competing interests and power plays, we will learn that the dyadic relationship is less about a transformational approach and more about an authentic and servant leader interaction. Students will focus on the value of coaching and building personal relationships such that mentoring is part of being an authentic leader. Taken together, the leadership skills learned will be invaluable for dealing with multiple and changing environments. It is envisaged that the approach on the individual will augment other leadership approaches offered across the program of study such as team and strategic leadership.