The overall structure of the Leadership and Management Pathway is supported by three parts: Self Leadership, Leading Others, and Leading Organizations. This module forms the second part, Leading Others. Self Leadership helped you to understand your own leadership style, and to build the capacity for reflective leadership and practice and was concerned with individual values, character, and integrity. This module builds on the previous one and will help you to enact leadership in a principled way as you engage with others.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically appraise group decision theory and demonstrate greater insight into making effective decisions in group settings
- Understand and apply the principles of motivation and inspiration to lead successful teams
- Critically analyse yourself in relation to working in teams
- Critically appraise the literature on leadership within groups and develop strategies for effective team working within organisations
- Identify the work styles and values of both yourself and others and demonstrate how to utilise them effectively within a team.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of change management leadership theory and articulate how to build high performing inclusive teams that contribute to productive and efficient health and social care services
Please refer to Resources section to see the theoretical and empirical research that inform this module.
Summary of the syllabus
- Review of leadership theories relating to leading others (e.g. Team leadership models, transformational leadership, servant leadership etc.)
- Application of leadership and teamwork theory to team tasks
- Leading group decision making
- Principles and strategies for effecting change and the need to engage and involve staff in this process
- Consideration of the roles of values and ethics in leadership
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The conduct of the module is informed by the following principles:
- Learning should be relevant to practitioners and their work environments
- Practitioners should be given experience and learn through errors
- As much as is practical, practitioners should be involved in the planning and evaluation of their instruction
- Instruction should be problem-centred
In practice, this means that we will keep lectures to an absolute minimum, and will instead adhere to these principles through practice-based and activity-driven classroom time that both delineate and make real practical, personal leadership. The instructors will act more like facilitators than lecturers. For example, rather than lecturing on personal group dynamics, we will engage in activities that uncover group dynamics. Then we will explore the theory and research that explain or predict such dynamics. As much as is practical, we will engage in classroom activities (such as simulations, collective problem-solving, debates, etc.), and reflect together on the dynamics from both a theoretical and practical point of view.
|Practical classes and workshops||15|
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Mudrack, P.E., Bloodgood, J.M., & Turnley, W.H. (2012). Some ethical implications of individual competitiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, 108(3), pp. 347-359.
George, W.G (2003). Authentic Leadership. Jossey-Bass pp11-26, 71-81.
Collingwood, H (2001). Leadership's first commandment: Know Thyself. Harvard Business Review.
Goleman, D, Boyatzis, R,and Mckee, A (2001). Primal Leadership. Harvard Business Review, Dec 2001,pp 43-51.
Kotter, J.P. (1995). Leading Change, Why transformation efforts fail. Harvard Business Review May-June pp11-16.
Thaler, R. H., & Sunstein, C. R (2008). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Wenger, E, McDermott, Richard; Snyder, William M (2002). Cultivating Communities of Practice. Boston: Harvard Business Press.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Team and leadership development event
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal