MG4H5E Half Unit
The Altruistic Leader
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Connson Locke NAB 4.16
This course is compulsory on the Executive MSc in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. This course is not available as an outside option.
This course focuses on leadership, particularly within the context of a social business. The course draws heavily from research in organisational behaviour, psychology, and sociology in order to examine the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities needed to exercise leadership and influence. It attempts to strike a balance between theory and practice by providing a solid grounding in theory and research which students must apply to real life scenarios.
The course examines topics such as: power and influence; organisational justice; motivation and rewards; leadership styles; cross-cultural management; organisational culture and change.
Ten sessions of three hours each, delivered over two modules (teaching blocks).
Students will be given a practice case analysis to prepare them for the summative case analysis. For the group project, groups will submit their choice of presentation topic in order to receive formative feedback.
- DiStefano, J. J., and Maznevsky, M. I. (2000). "Creating value with diverse teams in global management". Organizational Dynamics, 29(1), 45-61.
- Gagne, M. & Deci, E.L. (2005) "Self-determination theory and work motivation". Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 26, 331-362.
- Keltner, D., Gruenfeld, D. H. & Anderson, C. (2003). "Power, approach, and inhibition". Psychological Review, 110, 265-284.
- Kerr, S. (1995). "On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B". Academy of Management Executive, 9(1), 7-14.
- Kim, T-Y., & Leung, K. (2007) "Forming and reacting to overall fairness: A cross-cultural comparison". Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 104, pp. 83-95.
- Locke, C.C. & Anderson, C. (2015) "The Downside of Looking Like a Leader: Power, Nonverbal Confidence, and Participative Decision-Making". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (58), pp. 42-47.
- Schein, E. H. (2010). "How leaders embed and transmit culture" (Chapter 13, E-book pp.235-258). In Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons.
Additional readings will be available on Moodle.
Case analysis (55%), presentation (30%) and in class assessment (15%).
Assessment will be done through a 1,500 word case analysis (55%), group presentation (30%) and in-class quizzes (15%).
Total students 2017/18: Unavailable
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Controlled access 2017/18: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Commercial awareness