Leadership Exchange

Module description

Summary:

This module will enable you to gain a deeper insight into the empirical process of leadership (as opposed to the theory of leadership). On successfully completion of this module you should be able to derive lessons from the exchange experience that you will be able to implement in your own organisation by way of modelling new behaviours and demonstrating new thinking to others. You will be able to undertaken research within organisations as an observer or participant observer, and integrate the academic content of the programme with you and others work experience.

Additional Information:

Internationalisation
This module looks explicitly looks at cultural differences and ways to interpret these differences.

Sustainability
This module encourages participants to observe in detail the ways in which sustainability features in the discourse of various organisations, and how this affects the accomplishment of leadership.

External Engagement   
Students engage with the organisations or businesses they already work for when conducting their coursework.

Employability
Students acquire a better understanding of their own leadership, or of the leadership at their place of work, and the changes that could take place in order to instil a more effective leadership.

Full module specification

Module title:Leadership Exchange
Module code:MBAM831
Module level:M
Academic year:2014/5
Module lecturers:
  • Professor Jonathan Gosling - Convenor
Module credit:12
ECTS value:

10

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

10

Module aims

The aim of this module is for participants to gain a deeper insight into the empirical process of leadership
(as opposed to the theory of leadership).  This is based upon an ethnographic, experiential learning
philosophy which in this module involve participants: 

  • closely observing another leader performing his/her organisational role;
  • being observed by a partner in his/her role;
  • giving feedback to the partner on his/her leadership practice;
  • receiving feedback from their partner on their leadership practice;
  • discussing the experience with the academic coach and deriving key learning points;
  • writing up the experience in a reflective report.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. derive lessons from the exchange experience that they will be able to implement in their own organisation by way of modelling new behaviours and demonstrating new thinking to others
  • 2. be able to undertake research within organisations as an observer or participant observer
  • 3. further integrate the academic content of the programme with their and others’ work experience

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. have gained a deeper understanding of the process of leadership in their own and their partner's organisation
  • 5. have developed greater insight into their own situated subjectivity and leadership style/practice
  • 6. have identified learning and leadership development needs and planned future actions
  • 7. developed the ability to practice reflection

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 9. undertake observation and give feedback
  • 10. apply inductive and deductive reasoning based on observational data
  • 11. learn to give and receive feedback

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
4080

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities10Lectures/classroom based activity
Scheduled Learning and Teaching30Exchange visit (2x15 hours)

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Learning logMax. 500 words11Written, oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assignment 1004000 words1-10Written, oral

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
AssignmentAssignment (100%)1-101 month

Re-assessment notes

Re-submission of written assignment

Syllabus plan

  • Revisiting the reflective mindset
  • Observation skills, participation methods, ethnography
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Anthropological perspectives on research
  • The ethics of participation observation
  • Giving & receiving feedback; active listening
  • Distinguishing between research and consultancy

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Gosling, J. and Mintzberg, H. (2003) The five minds of a manager, Harvard Business Review, 81(11), 54-64
  • Schwarzman, H. (1993) Ethnography in Organizations. London: Sage.  
  • Ybema, S., Yanow, D., Wels, H. & Kamsteeg, F. (eds) (2009) Organizational Ethnography: Studying the complexities of organizational life. London: Sage

 

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

ELE, other web based resources as detailed in course materials

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Additional materials as outlined in course handbook.

Origin date

15/11/2013

Last revision date

15/11/2013