MGT584 Leadership in Teams (8)


Leadership in Teams will explore how leaders manage teams and how teams shape the requirements for effective leadership. Students will examine the theory and practice of leading productive teams and facilitating groups. The subject will identify the distinction between team leadership and team facilitation skills. Students will investigate their own ability to lead and facilitate teams utilizing team member’s knowledge and skills. This subject will identify the challenges involved in leading a team and guide students in their development of the skills needed to negotiate and facilitate the complexities of leading teams. Specific learnable skills such as relationship building, problem-solving, decision making, effective listening, and conflict resolution will be a focus to develop a personal understanding of thinking, coaching and leading styles.

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Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One session HD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate Students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to reflect upon professional and/or personal experiences in leading teams and and critically review the effectiveness of team leadership in these encounters;
  • be able to critically analyse their leadership styles and reflect on how their leadership skills can be enhanced to achieve high performance in teams;
  • be able to distinguish between team leadership, coaching and team facilitation skills and then apply skills as appropriate;
  • be able to design an effective team in terms of size, diversity, and levels of interdependence and evaluate the critical issues involved in managing the team at each stage of development;
  • be able to assess various team situations and apply appropriate leadership approaches, knowledge and skills to lead various types of teams; e.g., traditional, virtual, global teams;
  • be able to examine and use emotional intelligence to lead others, facilitate effective conflict management and develop negotiation skills;
  • be able to articulate how effective intercultural communication can enhance leadership abilities; and
  • be able to integrate these learning outcomes in improved reflective practice with the aim of becoming a more effective leader of teams.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Leadership development model and self assessment
  • Leadership challenges when forming a team
  • Leading, coaching and facilitating teams
  • Leading teams - project management, virtual teams and cross-functional teams
  • Emotional intelligence and leadership
  • Leading through negotiation and conflict management
  • Team communication and socialisation
  • Leading in an intercultural environment
  • Gender issues in leadership


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.