BUS203 Leading Teams (8)

The role of teams is becoming more important in today's organisations, where the success of these teams is closely aligned with the success of the organisation. This subject is designed to develop capabilities in identifying teams, working in teams, and ultimately leading successful teams. Areas covered include self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cross cultural skills, relationship building, problem-solving, decision making, effective listening, and conflict resolution. This subject will also explore how leaders manage teams and how teams shape the requirements for effective leadership. The subject will identify the distinction between team leadership and team facilitation skills. Finally, students will examine the theory and practice of leading productive teams and facilitating groups.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and describe a range of team structures e.g., traditional, virtual, global teams;
  • be able to compare and contrast different leadership styles and reflect on how these leadership styles can be enhanced to achieve successful teams;
  • 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 articulate how effective intercultural communication can enhance leadership abilities;and
  • be able to critique their own experiences in leading teams and critically review the effectiveness of team leadership in these encounters.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • design and structure of teams;
  • leading, coaching and facilitation;
  • communication within teams;
  • managing diversity;
  • managing team projects and performance;
  • conflict management strategies;
  • creativity and innovation;
  • virtual teams; and
  • emerging themes in leading teams.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.