- Code MGMT7062
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Management
- Areas of interest Management
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Sally Curtis
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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Leaders are frequently faced with making decisions where there is a need to consider the interests of business and society. Given the tensions that often exist in this decision making process, the question is, how can leaders balance competing stakeholder interests and deliver positive results for both their organisation and for society? This question is the central concern of this course. The course recognises that while shareholders are an important stakeholder of business, the behaviours and decisions of leaders have an impact on a range of other stakeholders including employees, communities, suppliers and consumers. The course aims to develop leadership capability to manage a range of stakeholder interests and deliver results using pro-social frameworks. It is delivered in two complementary modules. The first module will provide students with relevant foundational theories, concepts and frameworks to examine key stakeholder groups impacted by leadership decisions and behaviours. A critical aspect of this module is examining leadership impact – what is it and how is it measured? This module combines an evidence-based approach with practice where students will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and grapple with scenarios requiring leaders to balance a range of stakeholder interests. The second module examines the leadership mechanisms required to deliver positive societal impact across the stakeholder groups examined in the first module. This unique course is designed for students who lead, or aspire to lead, teams and organisations in the private sector, not-for-profit sector or civil service that deliver results which are beneficial for society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify through research the range of ways that leaders have an impact at a societal level (EBM: Ask and Remember)
- Explain the changing nature of expectations for the role of business in society and the resulting demands placed on leaders; (EBM: Acquire and Understand)
- Critique relevant pro-social leadership theories and the role of leaders in achieving a positive societal impact; (EBM: Appraise and Adapt)
- Integrate frameworks to assist leaders in managing a range of stakeholder interests; (EBM: Aggregate and Analyse)
- Consider the leadership mechanisms involved with achieving impact; (EBM: Apply and Evaluate)
- Develop personal awareness by reflecting on the leadership capability required to deliver positive results for society (EBM: Assess and Create).
Indicative AssessmentModule 1
Formative: Weekly Reflection (10%)
Summative: Leadership Impact Case Analysis (30%)
Formative: Weekly Reflection (10%)
Summative: Evidence-based Essay (40%)
Summative: Reflection Consolidation (10%)
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WorkloadIt is expected that you will spend at least six hours per week studying for this course. This will include a three hour seminar. In addition, at least 3 hours per week of private study is needed. This time should be made up of reading, library research, working on exercises and assignments. In periods where you need to complete assignments the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into consideration when planning how to balance study with the demands of your employment and other social activities.
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