Course Title: Building a Winning Team

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Building a Winning Team

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: John Magnik

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 515.1.02B

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course aims to identify leadership styles and management skills used by the manager, and how these relate to success of the organisation. Contemporary examples will be analysed to provide a practical context to leadership styles.
Analysis of teamwork, teams and highly successful teams will form a key part of classroom learning, using self-directed student research and reflection on students’ own team behaviour as input.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capabilities developed in this course include, but are not limited to:

• Interpersonal Communication
- How effective leaders manage
- How teams are formed, how they function and why they succeed or fail.

• Adaptive capability
- How successful leaders adapt their organisation in the face of change.

• Contextual capability
- Study of leadership in other industries and how they adopt socially driven priorities and changes in the nature of labour.

• Conceptual capability
- How teams function and why they can be used to drive change.
- Developing understanding of emotional intelligence.

On completion, students will be able to:
• Recognise leadership styles and why they are effective
• Exhibit appropriate interpersonal skills
• Know how and when to use teams to achieve organisational objectives
• Know the roles individuals play in teams
• Understand the role of leaders in the management of change
• Recognise their own preferred leadership styles and team roles

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities are designed to provide both an academic understanding of leadership and team functions and to develop the students’ insight into their own behaviour and preferred styles of leadership and team roles. In addition, students will be encouraged to expand their repertoire of preferred styles and roles. The learning activities include:
• Lectures
• Team building exercises and team based activities
• Role plays
• Discussion groups around case studies
• Research
• Class presentation
• Self-assessment exercises

Overview of Learning Resources

The required student learning resources will be provided to students throughout the course.

Overview of Assessment

Knowledge components by:
• Multiple choice question test.
• Essays.
• Presentation and research reports.

Attitude skills assessed by:
• Team building exercises.
• Depth of research
• Reflective journal