MGMT20131 - Organisational Governance and Leadership
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Today's organisations are facing challenges in shifting from traditional management practices to modern governance and management systems. Organisational Governance and Leadership extensively explores issues about how leadership practices facilitate organisational management. Understanding, analysing, and applying the nature of leadership are important for organisations to pursue sustainable development in the changing environment, where leaders need to address various legal, ethical and economic issues. Organisational Governance and Leadership examines the roles of leaders and details the importance of their personal values with regard to decision making, accountability, responsibility and interactions with organisational and management systems. Matters central to governance and the capacity to lead by example are key to the learning program. If you have successfully completed the unit MGMT20125 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The course should not be taught in intensive 4 day workshop mode across 4 consecutive weeks. Course Evaluation Consider teaching the course in a 12 week structure or spread to ensure a week between each workshop.
Ensure all lecturers understand the assessment task and requirements so that they can be explained more clearly and consistently to students. Course Evaluation More explanation of the assessment items should be conducted with on-campus lecturers and a recorded PowerPoint developed by the course coordinator.
Some lecturers are not meeting student expectations in relation to their skills and interactions. Course Evaluation Identify lecturers who may need support to improve their skills.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders
  2. discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance
  3. discribe your own interest in providing leadership and in taking on various leadership roles, as well as analyse your preferred leadership style and approach to leadership
  4. critically assess the challenges and tasks of leadership at different levels of the organisation
  5. critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication      
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills        
4. Research      
5. Self-management        
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

There is no compulsory prescribed textbook for this unit; instead, prescribed weekly reading material will be available in Moodle. However, in order to expand your knowledge and improve your success chances in this unit, it is important you carry out independent study and additional reading. Please find below a selection of recommended books, some of which you should peruse:

  • Daft, R. (2015). The Leadership Experience, (6th ed.). Stamford, US: Cengage.
  • Daft, R., & Pirola-Merlo, A. (2009). The Leadership Experience Asia Pacific Edition, (1st ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage.
  • Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J., & Boydell, T. (2010). A Manager's Guide to Leadership: An Action Learning Approach, (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.
  • Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (eds.). (2011). Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (2012). The leadership challenge (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Gandossy, R., & Sonnenfeld, J. (eds.). (2004). Leadership and governance from the inside out. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Doh, J.P., & Stumpf, S.A. (eds.). (2005). Handbook on responsible leadership and governance in global business. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • McKee, A., Boyatzis, R., & Johnston, F. (2008). Becoming a Resonant Leader. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMichael Segon (m.segon@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Please note that the rows on this schedule reflect the themes that will be discussed throughout the term- they do NOT refer to weekly materials.

For details of schedules and theme content, please refer to the unit Moodle site.

Theme: Leadership Competencies

Readings posted on Moodle.

Please note that this unit is structured as a number of key themes that are equivalent of 36 hours of contact time.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Theme: Leadership, Management and Self-Awareness

Readings posted on Moodle.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Theme: Emotional Intelligence

Readings posted on Moodle.
Week 4 31-07-2017

Theme: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to Leadership

Readings posted on Moodle.
Week 5 07-08-2017

Theme: Duties of Leadership

Readings posted on Moodle.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Vacation week

Week 6 21-08-2017 Theme: Leadership Behaviour - Historical and Contemporary Thought

Readings posted on Moodle.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Theme: Critical Capabilities (Competencies) In Leadership: Visibility Credibility, Power and Influence and Self Confidence.


Readings posted on Moodle.
Week 8 04-09-2017 Theme: Leader as Entrepreneur Readings posted on Moodle.
Week 9 11-09-2017

Theme: Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership

Readings posted on Moodle.
Week 10 18-09-2017


Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017


Individual Written Assessment - Developing Leadership Capability Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 06:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

This unit is being offered in online mode in term 2, 2017 with some supported delivery.

1 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Analysis and Presentation
Task Description

Format: 2 professional presentations

Length: 15-20 minutes each

Due date: During the supported sessions and online.

During the first introductory session students will be allocated to a group. Each group will then make two (2) 15-20 minute presentations: The first presentation will take place due Friday 3rd August, 2017 and the second will take place Friday 15th September, 2017.

The size and constitution of the groups will be determined by the class facilitator. Each presentation is worth 15 marks.

Task: The facilitator will nominate a specific task or analysis. Each presentation will provide an opportunity for groups to examine leadership practice using accepted leadership models and perspectives and assess the impact on followers.

A copy of the PowerPoint slides and a list of references used (correctly listed according to APA requirements) must be provided to the class facilitator at the time of presentation. These printed documents need to be suitable as a professional handout.

This is a pass-fail activity and students must be in a group; students cannot undertake this task individually.

Assessment Due Date Please refer to the above task description for details of presentation times or submission dates.
Return Date to Students On-campus students will receive feedback at the presentation date; online students will receive feedback within 10 working days (excluding university holidays) of submission.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
  1. Demonstrate the capability to use leadership models and concepts as analytical tools to identify key issues that impact on specific leadership practice
  2. Accurate definitions of key concepts and terms
  3. The ability to utilise key leadership competencies and interpersonal concepts and terms to describe and analyse leadership practice in an organisational context
  4. Use business examples to illustrate leadership practice so as to demonstrate understanding
  5. Demonstrate a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12 academic sources from recommended texts and journal articles
  6. Ability to prepare a professional presentation in the nominated format consistent with standards expected of professional leaders and managers in the work context
  7. Ability to demonstrate appropriate personal professional standards in terms of dress, verbal and non-verbal communication consistent with standards expected of professional leaders and managers in the work context
  8. Ability to work cooperatively in a work-based team and present a cohesive presentation and answer relevant questions during the presentation
  9. Use of the APA in-text referencing system to correctly cite academic sources

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice", and demonstrate "knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications, and as Masters students, indicate a willingness to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies that demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Students should ensure that they understand the specific research that is required for each assessment piece and recognise that if they meet this minimum requirement, they will receive the minimum grade for demonstrated research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy
Group submission

On-campus students: Provide PowerPoint handouts and reference list to the tutor in-class. Online students: submit your slides and executive report via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders

2. discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance

3. discribe your own interest in providing leadership and in taking on various leadership roles, as well as analyse your preferred leadership style and approach to leadership

4. critically assess the challenges and tasks of leadership at different levels of the organisation

5. critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Individual Written Assessment - Developing Leadership Capability
Task Description

Format: Professional written report

Length: 2,300 to 2,800 words

Submission format: Written Word document; submitted electronically via Moodle

Due date: Friday, 06/010/17 (week 12) at 18.00pm AEST

This assessment aims to allow participants to explore and develop key capabilities in one of the three key leadership capabilities (competencies) addressed in the unit. There are three sections to this report:

  1. A self-analysis/-reflection
  2. A literature review, and
  3. A conclusion that outlines an action plan for development

The assignment must focus on one of the following:

  • Visibility/Credibility OR
  • Power and Influence OR
  • Self-confidence

Diagnostic tools and mini-simulation activities will be undertaken for each topic/theme that serve as the experiential basis for individual reflection about current leadership practice. These are compulsory activities for students enrolled in this unit.

Online students are provided with alternative experiential activities.

1. Self-analysis/-reflection (800 - 1,000 words)

Students must utilise at least three (3) of the diagnostic tools undertaken during the term (such as the Quinn Management Questionnaire, the ESCI (Emotional Intelligence) Situational Leadership Questionnaires, and a minimum of two diagnostic tools must be specific to the chosen capability.

Students are to contrast the results of the diagnostics tests and reflect on their own practice by identifying two incidences from their recent past (i.e. last 12 months) in which the chosen capabilities were being used. Students are then to analyse the incidents to determine whether the results of the self-diagnosis are evidenced in practice.

The objective is for students are then to identify two areas or competencies for improvement that will enhance visibility/credibility OR use of power and influence OR self-confidence.

(Students should recognise that three tools is seen as the minimum requirement and meeting this minimum will result in the minimum score being awarded for this section of the assignment).

2. Literature Review (approx. 1,000 words)

Students are then to prepare a literature review about the chosen topic that defines the key terms and outlines key theories or models and application. Students are expected to use the specific concepts and terms of the leadership and competency models examined during the term.

Students are to start with a broad overview of the topic (i.e. Visibility/Credibility, Power and Influence, or Self-confidence) and how this relates to leadership practice. Students are then to focus on the specific aspect that the self-analysis and reflection identified as requiring development. Students need to focus on this aspect defining the key competencies required and scoping aspects related to acquiring these leadership behaviours.

3. Conclusion/Action Plan (500 - 800 words)

As a conclusion, students are to develop an action plan of key events and activities that they can undertake over the next 6 months to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified as requiring development in Section 1.

This can include undertaking specific short courses, to develop skills (must be actual courses), a reading plan to acquire conceptual knowledge, maintaining of personal journals reflecting on communication interactions, etc.

This section must include actionable items with timelines and an indication of how you will measure successful completion.

Research Requirements: A minimum of 12 scholarly references are to be used that includes at least 4 peer-reviewed journal articles included as citations within the report.

Keep in mind that the academic sources (outside the textbooks) must be peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly book chapters. If you are in doubt of what constitutes a journal article or scholarly book chapter, please refer to the Moodle site, discuss with your tutor and/or approach the Academic Learning Centre (ALC).

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 06:00 PM AEST
Please refer to the above task description for details of submission dates.
Return Date to Students We will make every attempt to get your assignments back within ten working days (excluding university holidays).
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
  • Provide the results of minimum of 3 diagnostic tools that relate to the selected leadership competency and to analyse (reflect) these against past practice to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to construct a detailed and cohesive literature review that defines key concepts and terms related to the selected leadership competency/capability.
  • As part of the literature review to summarise and contrast key concepts/models related to the selected competency/capability.
  • Ability to devise a personal (management) development plan, supported by literature, that addresses these key capability needs.
  • Demonstrate a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12 academic sources from recommended texts and journal articles.
  • Correct use of the APA in-text referencing system to cite academic sources.

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice", and demonstrate "knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications, and as Masters students, indicate a willingness to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies that demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Students should ensure that they understand the specific research that is required for each assessment piece and recognise that if they meet this minimum requirement, they will receive the minimum grade for demonstrated research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Word document via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders

2. discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance

5. critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders

2. discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance

4. critically assess the challenges and tasks of leadership at different levels of the organisation

5. critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility


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