MGMT5528 Leading Self and Leading Others

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 2OnlineOnline
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face
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. The course is designed and run via the UWA's Accelerated Learning Laboratory.
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) identify and demonstrate strategies for improving personal mastery, agility and proactivity; (3) set, pursue, and reflect on personal and/or leadership development goals; and (4) identify and practice leadership behaviours that enhance the mastery, agility and proactivity of others.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) surveys; (2) learning journal; and (3) a 30-day challenge plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jennifer Hoffman
Unit rules
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Trimester 1-2020 [TRI-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.