Leading and Managing Organisational Resources - BSS064-6

Exploring traditional and contemporary perspectives on leadership

Unit Details

Unit Title

Leading and Managing Organisational Resources

Unit code

BSS064-6

Unit Coordinator

 

Session Title

Session Title: Leadership

Main session topic: Exploring traditional and contemporary perspectives on leadership

Please ensure that you complete all five steps in order to actively participate in your learning for this week.

Session Timings

Unit week

2

Date session opens

 

Date session closes

 

Tutors due to deliver

Group allocation and tutor to be advised

Step 1 – Read the Session Learning Outcomes

  1. To develop an understanding of leadership versus management
  2. To develop a critical appreciation of different perspectives on leadership
  3. To understand the integration of leadership in managing resources in context
  4. To develop a critical appreciation of the leader’s responsibilities for sustainability

Engage in the learning materials that have been made available

Please access the learning materials below in the Week 2 folder to read, listen or watch the resources and materials that have been made available to you for this session. You will need to have engaged in these resources before you reach the interactive activities in Step 4. It is important you look at what is expected of you and ensure you have completed this important preparation.

You will need to complete 1- 4 in preparation for the live online scheduled class 1 this week

  1. Online lecture: Leadership Perspectives
  2. Take time to read in-depth one or both chapters in this week’s core readings
  3. Explore the content of the folder Interesting contributions on leadership and search for others through your independent research
  4. Watch the videos:
  • President Obama addressing British Parliament 2011
  • ‘Lead like the great conductors’

These will form the basis of discussions in the scheduled classes

You will need to complete 5-8 in preparation for the live online scheduled class 2 this week

  1. Read through the presentation on Regenerative Leadership
  2. Watch the TED Talk on Regenerative Leadership
  3. Access the website of REAL Sustainability https://realsustainability.org/
  4. Investigate one of the examples of sustainable leadership from this website, or search for one of your choice, and prepare to discuss in scheduled classes

Step 3 – Reflect on how the materials and session learning outcomes contribute to your assessment

In the table below we have outlined how this session contributes to your assessment preparation. Please review these carefully and consider how you might ensue you make the most of this period to prepare.

Learning outcomes

Relevance to the session

LO1

Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding

Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of the integration between leadership, operations management in the context of contemporary work organisations and how the funding and operations of these functions can impact on the reported financial performace.

 

Engaging with all learning materials in Step 2 to develop your understanding of leadership responsibilities and approaches

 

 

 

LO2

Demonstrate the following skills and abilities

Critically evaluate and synthesise theories and models in practice to improve performance through effective leadership, operations management and financial analysis to inform decision making

In the live online scheduled classes you will engage in debate of traditional and recent leadership perspectives in the context of contemporary organisations.

Step 4 – Time to interact!

This part of the session is where you will be working either live or via time restricted activities and it is an integral part of your interactive learning experience. You have been provided with a consistent set of weekly activities. Depending on your own personal circumstances you find that working on one activity a day works best for you or you may prefer to bunch your learning together over a few set days in the week.

Your tutors will be closely monitoring to ensure you have the support you need at this time. It is very important that you have at least looked at the learning materials we have asked you to engage with in Step 2.

In the event we use Collaborate and simple rules allow the session to run smoothly:

  • Make sure your microphone, speakers and video are working correctly in advance of the session
  • If you wish to ask a question raise your hand
  • Mute the microphone unless it is your turn to speak
  • Make sure there is no background noise in your location
  • Please join the Collaborate video conference on time as per the schedule

Live online scheduled class 1

Activity 1 – Micro lecture and setting of task for group work Activity 2 – Group Discussions of leadership demonstrated in the Obama video, using focused questions

Activity 3 – Plenary from group discussions

Activity 4 – Group Discussion of different perspectives on leadership demonstrated in the Lead like the great conductors video

Activity 5 – Plenary from group discussions Activity 6 – Q & A (time permitting)

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Live online scheduled class 2

Date:

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Time:

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Activity 5 – Micro lecture and setting of task for group work Activity 6 - Group Discussions of sustainable leadership in the

organisation(s) of your choice from Step 2.

Activity 7 – Plenary from group discussions Activity 8 – Q & A

Step 5 – Summary and Actions

Congratulations you have reached the end of your online only session!

Using your learning from this week, it is now time to prepare your second contribution to your EPortfolio and submit this to the link in the Assessments area of Breo.

How might you positively influence sustainable leadership? You will need to communicate your individual critical analysis and discussion of leadership and your potential for sustainable leadership, using one of the following formats:

  • Written work (1500 words)

This might take the form of a Professional email to a work colleague Alternatively you might want to write this as a Blog, Wiki or other Discussion

  • 20 minute Oral presentation/Video
  • Mind map/Poster plus 10 min Oral presentation or 750 word briefing document/proposal Please note that each weekly contribution should be a different assessment type.
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