This unit extends and deepens students’ understanding of the ‘nature’ of leadership in general and specifically in educational organisations. It provides students with engaging experiences to appreciate the history and origins of modern leadership as well as its approaches in organisations, particularly those with a learning focus. The unit invites a critical scrutiny of leadership and organisation theory in its various manifestations. It supports students as they strive to transform organisational cultures while nurturing personal and social growth. Students will be expected to apply their learning to their own contexts.