Thinking and Leading Strategically.
Thinking and Leading Strategically Spring 20 1 4 ( Blended Version) Unit No ‘s : 8263M195 Postgraduate Programmes Department of Business & Management MMU Cheshire T&LS Spring 201 4 4 Intended Le arning Outcomes The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to appreciate the strategic development process and to place the role of le adership within the strategic context. Ultimately it seeks the development of strategic thinking and leadership. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: Knowledge 1. Explain the nature and role of Strategic thinking in Organisational Strategy development. 2. Critically evaluate different approaches to Leadership with particular reference to Transform ational Leadership 3. Show how strategic thinking and leadership relate to each other with particular reference to managing change processes 4. Introduce those cognitive skills associated with strategic thinking and leadership 5. Apply the principles of strateg ic thinking and leadership to work bas ed issues. Skills 1. Critical thinking and creativity 2. L eadership and teamwork 3. Problem solving and decision making 4. Ethics and value management 5. Learning through reflection T&LS Spring 201 4 5 Indicative Content Strategic Thinking ? Contextua l factors include – Change and uncertainty – O rganisational philosophy – Political, Economic, S ocio – cultural , Technology, Legal, and Environment factors . – The K nowledge E conomy ? The nature of strategic thinking and associated cognitive skills involved. ? Strategic planning V s. strategic thinking Strategic Leadership ? The nature of leadership ? Processes of leadership “ Planning, organising leading (motivating) control and communications. ? Transactional and transformational concepts of leadership. ? Leadership style Strategic Thinking and Leadership in Action ? Relating the two concepts to each other & p utting the concepts together in practice. T&LS Spring 201 4 6 Teaching and Learning Strategies Blended delivery: In this format students are provided with on line materials and activitie s in preparation for short intensive blocks of workshop activities. The workshops involve practical application of theories to develop understanding Typical Hours breakdown: Workshop 20, On Line Activity 10, Assignment 50, and Private Study 120 Assessment and Assessment Criteria Assessment will be by two equally weighted pieces of coursework and b oth assignments will be submitted electronically onto the Moodle site. [Assistance in what to do & how to do it will be available to students who have not used thi s procedure before] Assignment 1 (5 0%) LO 1, 2 & 7 In this assignment, the student is required to research and create a report that has a focus on developing thei r thinking strategically capability within the context of an organization. [ Where students do not have work experience ; are not currently employed ; or in their view, have insufficient familiarity with any organisation to enable them to complete the work satisfactorily, then an alternative theoretical report can be arranged . ] Assignment 2 (5 0%) LO 3 , 4, 5 & 6 In this assignment, the student is required to explore the published work on strategic leadership and develop a comprehensive inventory of qualities, skills and behaviours that define and explain the concept of strategic leadership. This invent ory should then be used as a basis of critically evaluating a case study individual as a strategic thinker and leader. For specific Assignment details please refer to pages 10 – 17TO ORDER FOR THIS QUESTION OR A SIMILAR ONE, CLICK THE ORDER NOW BUTTON AND ON THE ORDER FORM, FILL ALL THE REQUIRED DETAILS THEN TRACE THE DISCOUNT CODE, TYPE IT ON THE DISCOUNT BOX AND CLICK ON ˜USE CODE’ TO EFFECT YOUR DISCOUNT. THANK YOU