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[ 973DLHRLGOS19 ] SE Leaders, Groups, and their Organizational Environment

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6 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Barbara Müller 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Advances in Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Change ODER KS Human Resource, Change Management & Leadership UND IK Learning & Knowledge UND KS Advances in Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Change
Original study plan Master's programme Management 2022W
Objectives This course aims to:

  • Comprehensively understand, differentiate and evaluate concepts of leadership (theoretically as well as practically).
  • Critically reflect on the potential pitfalls of classical leadership theories and societal ideals.
  • Experience the complexities of leadership, analyse and reflect on these experiences against the background of theoretical concepts.
  • Learn about, experience and reflect on possibilities of leadership (self) development.
  • Collect and analyse real-life leadership challenges and derive implications on decision making.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • LO1: Accurately identify, evaluate and apply relevant leadership theory on complex group and organizational contexts. [cognitive/analytical]
  • LO2: Understand and experience how to develop and use social skills related to leadership and teamwork. [social skills]
  • LO3: Develop decision-making skills related to complex leadership challenges. [professional/practical skills]
  • LO4: Demonstrate the ability to formulate, present and discuss a concise, insightful analysis of real-life challenges that presents leadership issues in a comprehensive, coherent and reflexive manner. [transferable skills]
  • LO5: Develop in their self-image as critically reflective and responsible leaders. [reflexive skills]
Subject The aim of the interactive seminar “Leaders, Groups and their Organisational Environment” is to reflect on experiences and theories in the field of leadership in order to develop highly relevant leadership competences, such as cognitive and analytical skills to understand the complexity of leadership, personal and social skills to deal with emotional challenges associated with such situations, and reflective skills to support their responsible decision making.

In specific the course addresses the following topics:

  • The meaning of leadership based on contemporary leadership theories
  • The role of leadership behaviour and the tasks of leaders (managers) within groups and organizations as complex social systems
  • Leadership development
Criteria for evaluation Individual Assignment:

  • Individual reflection report based on experiences in the course against the background of provided readings
  • Collecting cases: Interviews with leaders and their main leadership challenges

Group Assignment:

  • Written case study work (analysis of a real-life case “leadership challenges”)
  • Case presentation and discussion (including the design and performance of an interactive workshop)
Methods The interactive course introduces theoretical and practical basics through core lectures and group presentations. Several (real-life) case studies, exercises and management simulations including group discussions facilitate experience-based learning and allow for combining insights from personal experiences with theoretical background of leadership.

Study material The study and reading material aims to offer a balanced selection of classical, critical, scientific, and practitioner literature as well as related video material.

Selected Chapters of Alvesson, M.; Blom, M., & Sveningsson, S. (2017): Reflexive Leadership. Organising in an Imperfect World. Sage.

Yukl, G. (2013): Leadership in Organizations. 8th Edition. Pearson.

Goleman, D. (2017): Leadership that gets results (Harvard Business Review Classics). Harvard Business Press.

Hammond, M., Clapp-Smith, R., & Palanski, M. (2017): Beyond (just) the workplace: A theory of leader development across multiple domains. Academy of Management Review, 42(3), 481-498.

Mintzberg, H. (1990): Manager's job: Folklore and fact. Harvard Business Review.

Nobel, C (2012): The power of conversional leadership. HBS Working Knowledge: Research & Ideas.

Schweiger, S., Müller, B., & Güttel, W. H. (2020): Barriers to leadership development: Why is it so difficult to abandon the hero? Leadership, 16(4), 411-433.

Tourish D (2014): Leadership, more or less? A processual, communication perspective on the role of agency in leadership theory. Leadership 10(1), 79–98

Uhl-Bien, M., & Arena, M. (2018): Leadership for organizational adaptability: A theoretical synthesis and integrative framework. The Leadership Quarterly, 29(1), 89-104.

Further readings based on the specifics of the business cases.

On different levels of listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLfXpRkVZaI

On the self-concept as a leader: https://hbr.org/podcast/2017/08/why-everyone-should-see-themselves-as-a-leader

On reflexivity and reflexive practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejKK0E2gwU0

On authenticity and what it “really” means https://ideas.ted.com/yes-good-leaders-are-authentic-leaders-but-heres-what-that-actually-means/

Changing subject? No
Further information none

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On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority