Principles of Leadership

Course code GSBS6070Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of group development and leadership within organisations. Students will have opportunities throughout the course to apply the various theories covered in the lectures to organisational scenarios. This course requires students to work in small groups on a topic of their choice for which they will make a presentation to the class.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Provide and grasp the relevance of different definitions of "leadership" and "teamwork" based on the literature.
2. Provide in-depth analyses of teams and leadership within organisations.
3. Critique relationships between leadership and teams.
4. Specify the limitations and potential of teams.
5. Discuss cultural differences in leadership and in the use of teams.
6. Critically analyse current leadership theories and teamwork models.
7. Indicate, according to current research and/or workplace experience, strategies for enhancing teamwork and leadership practices.
8. Reflect on ways to develop their own leadership skills and functioning in teams.
ContentLeadership and Management
Two-factor theories of leadership
Contingency theories of leadership
The Trait approach to leadership
Cognitive structures and Leadership
Charismatic leadership
Transactional/Transformational Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Cascading Leadership
Power, Persuasion and Influence Tactics Leading Change
Types of Teams
Leadership in Teams
Team Roles
Decision-Making and Creativity in Teams
Advantages and Disadvantages of Teams
Organisational politics and leadership
Trust and Empowerment
Direct and indirect effects of leadership
Leadership and organisational culture
Leadership and national culture
Team heterogeneity and national culture
Developing leadership skills
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6020 - Organisational Behaviour (or Equivalent)
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1500 - 2500 words
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Group
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term