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Leading for Innovation - 15 CATS

The module aims to prepare students as leaders of innovative projects in the media, cultural and creative industries, as well as other industries where creativity and media play a strong role. The module aims to help students develop their own value focused model of innovation leadership drawing on theories of leadership and innovation and critical self-reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical models of leadership and their application in the media and creative industries
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories of innovation and creativity
  • Practice problem-solving skills through group collaboration
  • Reflect upon personal and professional strengths in an innovative team
  • Critically reflect on learning arising from practical projects
  • Present a case convincingly to a group of people in a professional manner
  • Evaluate what they have learnt, both orally and in writing

Indicative Bibliography

Bilton, C and Cummings S (2010). Creative Strategy: reconnecting business and innovation. (Wiley)

K√ľng, L. (2017). Strategic Management in the Media: theory to practice 2nd edition (Sage)

Mould, O. (2018). Against Creativity (Verso)

Mumford, M, Scott, G, Gaddis, B and Strange, J. (2002): Leading creative people: orchestrating expertise and relationships. (The Leadership Quarterly 13, 705 – 750)

Verganti, R. (2009. Design-driven innovation: changing the rules of competition by radically innovating what things mean (Harvard Business Press)

Additional resources for reflective essay

Belbin, R. Meredith: (1993) Team Roles at Work (Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford)

Bertcher, H. (1994): Group Participation: Techniques for Leaders and Members (Sage: London)

Bolton, Gillie (2010 Third Edition): Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development (Sage: London)

Johns, C. (2004): Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (2nd ed.) (Blackwell Publishing: Oxford)

Reynolds, M. and Vince, R. (eds.) (2004): Organising reflection. (Ashgate: Aldershot)