ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Code ULMS266
Coordinator Dr P Daher
Work, Organisation and Management
P.Daher@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6

      12

6

12

36
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
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Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
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submission
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Assessment 2: Group Presentation Duration: 10 minutes per group Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for late submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anonymous Assessment  10 minutes per group    50       
Assessment 1: Essay Size: 2000 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for late submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -2000 words    50       

Aims

This module introduces students to the theoretical perspectives, roles, and practical activities associated with Leadership and Performance Management in contemporary organisations.
In particular this module aims to:
Provide students with the concepts and principles relevant to the process of Leadership and Performance Management.  
Introduce to the student current issues concerning Leadership and Performance Management and its application within contemporary business and organisational environments.
Think critically about issues of Leadership and Performance Management issues.  
Support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a managerial component.
Support the enhancement of skills in written and spoken communication.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to recognise the activities, functions and roles related to being a leader in a variety of organisational contexts, and explain both the rationale for this and the implications for those who are ‘led’

(LO2) Students will be able to outline and explain Leadership styles and practices, and their links to organisational and HR strategies

(LO3) Students will be able to explain the factors affecting the ‘leader-led’ relationship, and the variety of frameworks (both formal and informal) that exist to facilitate this.

(LO4) Students will be able to consider the various models of Leadership and Performance that exist, and outline arange of methods for assessing Leadership and Performance in contemporary organizations

(LO5) Students will be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of line managers, employees andHR specialists in the performance management process

(LO6) Students will be able to critically evaluate the relationship between performance management and:  performance appraisal; employee development; the management of poor performance; and employee reward

(LO7) Students will be able to explain the contribution of performance management to the development of individual, group and organisational capability

(LO8) Students will be able to recognise the need for strategic integration of performance management with other HR specialisms and with organisation culture and objectives

(LO9) Students will be able to compare and contrast a range of theoretical perspectives concerning Leadership and Performance Management

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) Lifelong learning skills

(S3) IT skills

(S4) Commercial awareness

(S5) International awareness

(S6) Organisational skills

(S7) Ethical awareness

(S8) Critical thinking

(S9) Teamwork


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Bi-weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-directed Learning Hours: 114

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Critical thinking
How this is developed: Lectures, tutorial
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, tutorial
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Gr oup Presentation

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Making deadlines
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Analysis and understanding of international case studies during the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Analysis of case studies throughout the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Researching library databases
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group presentation

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Developing research skills, ability to research academic and practical information, find, organise and analyse relevant information, apply theory to real-life situations< br/>Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group Presentation

Skills / attributes:Communication skills
How this is developed:Coursework, and group presentation
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Group presentation
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation


Syllabus

 

Introduction to the module & to leadership
Trait & Skills Approach to Leadership
Behavioural Approach to Leadership
Transformational Leadership & Leader-Member Exchange
Contemporary Theories of Leadership
Gender & Leadership
Introduction to Performance Management: Levels, characteristics and context
The developmental nature of Performance Management: Feedback and Coaching
Performance Management: Designing effective and equitable reward systems
Performance Management: Managing absenteeism and labour turnover
Performance Management: – Managing poor underperformance
The future of Performance Management


Recommended Texts

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