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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Leadership, Communication And Change
Reference BSM116 Version 5
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved May 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To familiarise managers with key theories of leadership, and associated controversies. To equip them with the skills required to influence the behaviour of others. To enhance their awareness of group dynamics and team building processes.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically appraise key ideas in leadership theory, including notions of transformational leadership, transactional leadership, servant leadership and authentic leadership;
2 Demonstrate critical awareness of the key dynamics of influencing and persuading others;
3 Evaluate fundamental group processes, including conformity, ingratiation, dissent and decision making;
4 Have an enhanced appreciation of leadership dynamics in the context of change management;
5 Appreciate and critically differentiate between a variety of communication dynamics in the context of leadership practice.

Indicative Module Content
The nature of leadership; what good leaders do and don't do; controversies and debate in leadership studies; key dynamics of influencing and persuading others; group dynamics; team building issues; core communication processes in the context of organisational leadership.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self study. The module is delivered in distance learning mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and/or online support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 62 62
Non-Contact Hours 88 88
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 0% Outcomes Assessed:
Description: Component 1 is attendance and participation in a range of developmental activities at the Leadership Week event in Aberdeen
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Component 2 is a written essay

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
Component 1 is attendance and participation in a range of developmental activities at the Leadership Week event in Aberdeen Component 2 is assessed by essay coursework. Module pass grade =40% Grade D in component 2, plus attendance at Leadership Week (component 1)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and pass (attendance) at Leadership Week
B 60-69% and pass (attendance) at Leadership Week
C 50-59% and pass (attendance) at Leadership Week
D 40-49% and pass (attendance) at Leadership Week
E 35-39% or unsuccessful (non-attendance) at Leadership Week
F 0-35% or unsuccessful (non-attendance) at Leadership Week
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
In order to complete this module students are required to attend and participate in a range of developmental activities at the Leadership Week event in Aberdeen. Students are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements to facilitate this. Leadership week is normally scheduled at the end of May. Students will be given an intimation of the exact dates well in advance of the event.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 GRINT, K., 2000. The arts of leadership. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ebook
2 GRINT. K., 2008. Leadership, management and command: rethinking D-day. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ebook
3 HARGIE, O., DICKSON, D., and TOURISH, D., 2004. Communication skills for effective management. London: Palgrave McMillan. ebook
4 HUCZYNSKI, A., 2004. Influencing within organizations. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. ebook
5 YUKL, G., 2013. Leadership in organizations. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. ebook
6 Journals: Harvard Business Review Journal of Leadership Studies Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies Leadership


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