BUSN5000 Leading Self and Others

Credit
0 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This highly interactive experiential unit aims to enhance students' personal effectiveness and to develop foundation leadership capabilities. The unit is underpinned by positive psychology principles as well as a contemporary model of work behaviour that identifies the importance of mastery, agility and proactivity for success in today's complex and changing organisations. In Part 1—Leading Self, reflective activities are used to develop students' personal mastery (e.g. knowing one's strengths/limitations, goal setting, time management), agility (e.g. coping with change, being resilient) and proactivity (e.g. being creative, taking charge, design thinking). In Part 2—Leading Others, practical activities and simulations are used to enhance students' ability to promote mastery, agility and proactivity in others via transactional and transformational leadership.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) reflect on their own thinking styles, personality traits, strengths, areas for improvement, and other aspects that influence their personal self management and effectiveness; (2) demonstrate strategies for improving personal mastery, agility and proactivity; (3) set, pursue, and reflect on personal and/or leadership development goals; and (4) practice leadership behaviours that enhance the mastery, agility and proactivity of others.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) surveys; (2) learning journal; and (3) a 30-day challenge. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the learning journal component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Jenny Hoffman
Contact hours
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.