HR9735 - Leading for Organisational Performance

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What will I learn on this module?

You will explore the required behaviours and processes of leadership and strategies to develop self as an authentic leader and coach enabling high performance in an organisational context:
• Understanding the role of self, social and situational awareness on leadership behaviours
• Mapping authentic leadership components on to the psychological needs of followers leading to trust, employee engagement and work place well being
• Developing skills of coaching to support of the development and performance of followers
• Using team coaching and facilitation to support high performance team performance
• Evaluating own leadership effectiveness in a work context, critiquing own leadership interventions and recommending personal development.

How will I learn on this module?

The module is delivered by a series of five one day sessions based around formal input, workshop activities, case discussions and practical exercises. Distance learning is delivered in a series of 12 sessions on an e- learning platform supported by material such as podcasts and videos.
Your learning will be supported by a teaching and learning plan which outlines the sessions, together with the tutor-directed study and independent reading. Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning portal.
Part-time scheduled sessions will be interactive drawing upon the directed learning undertaken and your own experiences. You will be expected to participate in activities, both individually and within small groups or teams, which facilitate you to apply theory to ‘real-life’ situations, critically analysing and making recommendations for appropriate ways forward for the organization/individual.
You will undertake independent learning where you will identify and pursue areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading, reflection, research etc.
Your critical reflection on knowledge, experience and practice underpins the learning and teaching philosophy along with the explicit development of your competence.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

A module dedicated e-learning portal will be available to you which will provide information on aspects of the module including teaching materials, teaching and learning plan and assessment brief and guidance.
You will be provided with the contact details of key module personnel within the module handbook and on the e-learning portal. The module leader will also provide guidance on the content of each module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

You will be expected to:

Knowledge & Understanding:

1) Critically analyse and evaluate leadership literature from a follower, team and organisational perspective

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

2) Critically analyse and evaluate your own leadership processes and behaviours and recommend approaches for developing organisational performance within your own context.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

3) Demonstrate insightful and comprehensive self-analysis to generate an in-depth identification of strengths, weaknesses and improvement areas

How will I be assessed?

The assessment of this module is in two parts:

1.You will complete and will be formatively assessed on a 500 word literature review of the self-regulation aspect of authentic leadership (7.1.3)

Feedback on your formative performance in this module will be provided as follows: Your assessment will be returned to you with annotated comments directly related to the assessment task. You will also be provided with a written comment on actions to be taken to improve performance in assessment overall.

Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module, particularly in relation to seminar tasks. You should, however be aware that formative feedback can, and will, occur in any communication with an academic tutor.

2.You will complete and be summatively assessed on a 5,000 word assignment that demonstrates your ability to critique, evaluate and apply the relevant literature to your learning experience from the module and as applied to your work based context, thus demonstrating your understanding of, and connection to, leadership.

Feedback on your summative performance in this module will be provided as follows: Your assessment will be returned to you with annotated comments directly related to the assessment task. You will also be provided with a written comment on actions to be taken to improve performance in assessment overall.
(Toghether these will meet all module learning outcomes)


Students are expected to have successfully completed modules:
Leader Identity & Leadership HR9733
Creating the Dynamic Organisation HR9734



Module abstract

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and reflect upon your own leadership behaviours with respect to the research and published literature in the area of leading high performance teams. You will be introduced to techniques and models to improve your leader effectiveness with individuals and teams within the wider context of the organization.
You will evaluate the effectiveness of your leadership approach in the context of researched best practise and identify personal strategies to develop high performance within your functional area in your organization.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 years distance learning

Department Newcastle Business School

Location Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City Newcastle

Start October 2018

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