BUSM2901 Leading and Visioning

Bachelor Course Unit

BUSM2901 Leading and Visioning

Level: 3rd year

Credit points: 3

Prerequisites: none

Unit description

Students of this unit acquire an understanding and appreciation of contemporary models of leadership. The skills, attributes, and roles of leaders in business contexts are explored along with the impact that ethics, power and influence necessarily have on styles of leadership.

Students study the nature of visioning and leading in organisational contexts; how to develop and strategically implement an organisation's vision, mission and operational plan; how to plan strategically; and how to manage people and organisations so as to instil a culture of cooperation, responsiveness, high performance, innovation and continual improvement.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • identify organisational characteristics, attributes and networks of practices, and individual, group and leader behaviours associated with organisational success
  • analyse, evaluate and modify leader behaviours
  • exhibit strategic leader behaviours

Unit content

  • Visioning and Values
  • Leading with a Shared Vision
  • Describing Cultures of Achievement
  • Identifying Organisational Success
  • Linking Success with Leader Behaviours and Strategies
  • Using Power, Influence and Politics
  • Managing Communication Systems
  • Learning from Leadership Theories
  • Measuring Leader Effectiveness
  • Modifying Leader Behaviours
  • Responding to Change and Improving
  • Maintaining Equilibrium in Dynamic Environments

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9.75 hours per week.

Assignment summary



Word count


Academic Essay




Case Study




Graduate attributes

The following graduate attributes will be developed in this unit:

  • Knowledge of the framework of counselling theory, and a foundational understanding of the major theories of counselling
  • Understanding of and the appropriate application of counselling skills in a range of contexts and circumstances
  • Understanding what constitutes ethical practice in counselling interactions
  • The ability to effectively and appropriately apply the micro and macro skills of counselling
  • The ability to recognise major transition points in human development and major forms of mental illness and know when and how to appropriately refer clients

Recommended text

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Relevant journals

Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Australian Journal of Management
Group and Organization Management
Harvard Business Review
HR Monthly
International Journal of Training and Development International Studies of Management and Organization.
Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies
Journal of Leadership Studies
Journal of Organizational Change management
Leadership Excellence
Management Today
Planning Review
Strategy and Leadership
People Management

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer tohttp://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.


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