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Term 3 - Online
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In Adaptive Leadership, students learn and apply core knowledge, skills and tools to recognize and navigate leadership opportunities and challenges in the context of digital transformation and dynamic competitive environments. The subject focuses in particular on how to build individual and collective capacity for change and agility.
To this end the subject focuses on leadership competencies in four domains:
- Personal effectiveness (including how to manage attention, and self-care)
- Ethical Judgement (including recognizing and managing biases and personal values in decision making)
- Creativity and Innovation (including the design thinking process, and testing ideas through experiments)
- Organisational Development (including managing organizational learning, and engaging stakeholders and communities)
Building on current academic research and leadership practice, students devise actionable strategies to address complex day-to-day leadership challenges in a context of organizational complexity, disruptive technologies, and diverse stakeholder needs and demands. Students develop skills for critical analysis and reflection, for individual and collective decision making , and for supporting well-being in uncertain and challenging conditions. This subject includes lectures with leading experts, case studies, contemporary readings and resources, webinars, and facilitated online group discussions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, and practices in leadership with regards to organizational adaptiveness and change.
- Critically analyse leadership theories, debates, and practice through evidence-based research.
- Evaluate organizational, cultural, and economic contexts informing leadership practice.
- Transmit relevant leadership knowledge, skills and ideas to colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Apply leadership theories and evidence-based research to complex frontline leadership challenges.
- Self-knowledge and regulation
- Taking values-based action
- Understanding and demonstrating ethical behaviour in leadership
- Systems thinking
- Reflecting critically on their own learning and development
- Analysis and problem solving
- Strategic thinking and decision making
- Synthesising ideas, theories and data when developing solutions to problems related to leadership
- Retrieving relevant information from a variety of sources and applying it in their workplaces
Last updated: 11 February 2021