Type: Evaluation Essays
Sample donated: Lorena Vega
Last updated: October 9, 2019
Content 1. The importance of interpersonal competencies and management skill for managerial and leadership effectiveness; differing skill requirements within different management context 2. The centrality of diversity within organisations including cultural, inter-cultural, gender and the issue of ethics 3. Behavioural change theories and the experiential/group learning model 4. Theories of human development; managing personal change and the centrality of self-awareness in personal development 5. Goal setting, stress management, time management 6.Interpersonal skills of relating to others including listening skills, non-verbal communication, assertion, responding and feedback skills 7. Applied skill of delegation, meeting management, group skills, presentation skills, decision making skills, problem solving skills, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, interviewing skills, networking, influence and leadership skills Required texts Quinn, R.
, Faerman, S. , Thompson, M. , St. Clair, L. (2011) Becoming A Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach, 5th edn, John Wiley and Sons, USA. Indicative referencesUseful Websites Australian Institute of Training and Development www.
aitd. com. au Australian Institute of Management www. aim.
com. au/nsw The Institute of Type Development www. itd. net.
au Australian Human Resource Institute www. ahri. com. au/index.
php The Social Psychology Network www. socialpsychology. org References Bolton, R (1998). People Skills: How to assert yourself, listen to others and resolve conflicts, Simon & Schuster, Australia. Cialdini, R (2000).
Influence: The Science of Persuasion, Allyn Bacon, New York. Covey, S (1989).The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Simon and Schuster, New York. Daft, R. L.
and Pirola-Merlo, A (2009). The Leadership Experience (Asia Pacific Edition), Cengage, Melbourne. DeBono, E (2000). New Thinking for the New Millennium, Millenium Press, New York. Dunphy, D (1993). Organizational Change by Choice, McGraw Hill, Sydney. Eunson, B (2008).
C21 Communicating in the 21st Century (2nd Ed. ), John Wiley & Sons, Milton. Fisher, R.
& Ury, W. , with B. Batton (1991). Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. Honey, P (2001).
How to Improve Your People Skills (2nd Ed. ) CIPD, London. Janis, I (1972).
Victims of Groupthink, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. Johnson, D. W (1999). Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness & Self-Actualisation, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, Mass. Thompson, L (2001). The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator (2nd Ed. ), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
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uts. edu. au/databases/search_databases. py Assessment Assessment Item 1: Oral Presentation (Individual) Objective(s):This addresses Subject Learning Objectives 2 This addresses Program Learning Objective/s: PLO 3. 2 Weighting:20% Assessment Item 2: Personal Skill Development Project (Individual) Objective(s):This addresses Subject Learning Objectives 1 and 3 This addresses Program Learning Objective/s: PLO 1. 2, 3. 1 Weighting:50%Assessment Item 3: Skill Development Activity (Group) Objective(s):This addresses Subject Learning Objectives 1 Weighting:30% Assessment Item 1: Oral Presentation (Individual): 20% Each student is required to individually give a speech of 10 minutes duration during the semester at a date and time to be arranged in Weeks 1 and 2.
The speech can be on any topic you choose. You must identify the purpose of the speech utilizing the Competing Values Approach (eg creating commitment, cohesion; improving productivity et cetera) and you will be graded by your eers according to your objectives including PLO 3. 2 Assessment Item 2: Personal Skill Development Project (Individual): 50% Written assignment in 3 parts worth 50%; Part A due in week 5; Part B due in week 9 and Part C due in week 13. See assignment details following.
Note carefully that this is a demanding assessment requiring a good project management approach, so you should plan to get started almost immediately. Evaluation criteria will be discussed in class. 4000 words (appendices of feedback/basic data/personal journal entries are NOT included in this word limit).This assignment is in THREE interconnected parts for a total of 50%: • Part A: A basic review and analysis of your CURRENT management skills, (5%; 500 words) culminating in the choice of ONE area for skill development (eg stress; time; listening; conflict); • Part B: A critical review of the literature on the area for development chosen in Part A. A minimum of TEN quality references (published in the past five years) should be used (30%; 3000 words); quality of the writing (PLO 3. 1; 5%). Part C: A brief report outlining your progress in developing the skill chosen in Part A and researched in Part B (5%; 500 words) and an analysis of the implications of this development for business and the broader environment (PLO 1.
2; 5%; 500 words). . Assessment Item 3: Skill Development Activity (Group) : 30% Students will form groups of 4-5 people in Week 1 and each week in class the groups will spend some time working through the modules provided by Quinn et al (2011).
Each group is to keep a diary of these activities and each individual within the group is to keep their own reflective notes.In Week 12 and 13 half the groups will each present a poster presentation identifying ‘key reflections’. Assessment will be both peers and lecturers. Further details in class. Semester Week Topic and Text Chapter Week 1: commencing (w/c) 2nd August Subject Introduction The Competing Values Approach Week 2: 9 August Module One: Creating and Sustaining Commitment and Cohesion. Understanding Yourself and Others. Week 3: 16 August Module One: Creating and Sustaining Commitment and Cohesion. Communicating Honestly and EffectivelyWeek 4: 23 August Module One: Creating and Sustaining Commitment and Cohesion.
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