The principles of leadership styles and success; how attitudes can impact on individual and organisational performance; corporate cultures; the principles of organisational change, how it is implemented and leading change.

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    Paper title Organisational Leadership and Change
    Subject Doctor of Business Administration
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
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    This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
    Teaching staff
    To be confirmed
    Paper Structure
    • Issues of leadership theory and modern leadership approaches
    • Management development
    • Nature of organisational change and types of change contexts
    • Change and the role of organisational performance
    Teaching Arrangements
    Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
    Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Environmental literacy, Cultural understanding, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

    1. A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical contribution of a variety of leadership styles on effective leadership and on organisational and individual performance
    2. A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of change context
    3. A highly developed understanding of current theory and practice to maximise effective decision making, motivation, group performance, networking and hard and soft skill building in leadership roles
    4. A highly developed understanding of the impact of power and politics on leadership effectiveness and follower behaviour, including in implementing organisational change
    5. Highly developed mastery of case-based problem solving relating to leadership challenges and opportunities, including those relating to the implementation of organisational change


    Not offered in 2022

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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