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Analyse traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership and discuss how these can be combined and adapted to enhance leadership in organisations

  • Module
  • Leadership & Leading
  • Code MN5009QA
  • Coursework Number 1
  • Intake November 2021
  • Available on WeLearn Fri 10th December 2021
  • Submission Date and Time Fri 25th February 2022 before 3pm via Turnitin
  • This coursework should be submitted as a single Powerpoint Document. Second slide after your cover slide should have the link to your Youtube video.

Note: No Pdf, No excel This Coursework contributes 30% to the overall marks for MN5009QA

Assessment 1: Individual Leadership Presentation: Academic analysis and application of leadership theory, including self-assessment of leadership traits, skills, style (30%)

Assessment 1: Individual Presentation on Leadership (Youtube Video (5Minutes) & Powerpoint Presentation (5-10slides))

Due Date: Weblearn/ turnitin by 3pm on Friday 25th February, 2022 You are required to create a 5-minute video presentation to evidence your knowledge and understanding of leadership theory and its application to a chosen leader. In addition, you must prepare a powerpoint presentation (5-10 slides) showing your understanding and critique of Leadership theory, the difference between leadership and management. You will provide the link to your Youtube video on the second slide of your powerpoint presentation. The video must be uploaded to YouTube as “Unlisted”. The link to your video must be provided on the second slide of your presentation which will be submitted via Turnitin before the deadline.

LO1: Analyse traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership and discuss how these can be combined and adapted to enhance leadership in organisations. Students will have a thorough grounding in leadership theory, commencing with the ‘Trait’ approach through to George’s more recent ‘Authentic’ approach. In addition, they will undertake a series of self-assessment questionnaires to determine their own leadership style and preference, and how they can be adapted to meet changing need.

Students will be able to evaluate how a leader supports and develops understanding of the organisations’ strategy. Further Guidance Individual presentation on Leadership This first assessment is a presentation (Youtube video & Powerpoint slides) where you must demonstrate your understanding of leadership theory. You must reference a minimum of 4 academic articles/textbooks studied on the module and reference these correctly. Your analysis of 2 leadership theories studied on the module should show your deeper understanding of organisational leadership. For your presentation you must select a leader and critically apply at least

2 types of leadership theory you have studied on the module. You must demonstrate how the leader demonstrates (or not) the theory and provide some critique on the theory. For example, how do the traits, behaviours, style of your leader relate to George’s theory of authentic leadership?

You could critique whether it is always good to be ‘authentic’ in business In addition, at the end of your presentation you must each briefly present your own self- evaluation of your learning about leadership.

Having completed self-administered questionnaires on leadership styles and preferences, this presentation will expect you to evaluate your style against the leadership theory you have studied.

The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and to critique and apply leadership theory to your chosen leader. You should also present an analysis of your own self-assessment of your leadership traits/ skills. You could use a table to do this.

Key Points 1) Choose a leader from one of the following categories: Politics Fashion Retail Sport Technology Media You should analyse and critically apply 2 appropriate leadership theories/ models or theories that have been discussed during the first semester. You must demonstrate your use of academic journal articles and books in your presentation and you must reference correctly according to the Harvard Reference system – see library website for guidance.

2) Your Presentation must include references from 4 of the academic journal articles we have studied and your wider academic reading e.g. Northouse/ Academic Journal Articles and Business quality references e.g. FT/ Economist/ Forbes. 3) Your self reflection: What have you learned so far on the module about your own leadership traits and skills? Using the trait/ skills/ style leadership questionnaires how would critique your leadership knowledge and skills? What would you like to develop? You could consider some aspects from the following….

Using academic references e.g. Kotter - use Harvard Referencing

Your leader - What makes her/him a leader? Use academic references to support this - use Harvard referencing

What specific leadership models and theories could help to describe or explain their approach to leadership in their field of expertise?

What is their leadership style? Reference

What traits / characteristics do they demonstrate? How / why? Reference

What area of leadership does this person best demonstrate? (Use semester theory e.g. Skills/ behaviour/ situational/ transformational/ female leadership)

Briefly outline how are they portrayed in the media? - how does this relate to their leadership style / internal leadership? Use Quality business references e.g. FT/ Economist/ Forbes/ Trade press

What are their successes and failures?

What can business learn from your chosen leader?

You also need to ensure you include a range of media e.g. radio/TV interview clip/ twitter feed/ newspaper. 6) Presentation skills This is an academic presentation. You are expected to and will be graded on;

demonstrating a high level of scholarship by drawing from a broad range of recognised sources, accurately referenced, and competently applying them

demonstrating complete professionalism in presentation of self and work ASSESSMENT’S GRADING CRITERIA Marking Criteria Grade Mark The extent to which the work shows evidence of: Clear precise introduction to choice of leader demonstrating extensive research; In-depth critical understanding of leadership theories; Ability to synthesize and integrate leadership approaches to demonstrate understanding; Presentation skills: Calm, confident, well-practiced presentation.

Excellent use of voice- clear wellpaced verbal delivery. Excellent choice and use of appropriate material. Scholarship: evidence of wide reading, application and referencing. 1st 70+ The extent to which the work shows evidence of: Good evidence of research but chosen leader could be better researched; Good application of theory but needs a more critical focus; Could have integrated theories to a greater extent; Presentation skills: Good use of voice, clear and well- paced.

Appropriate choice of material. PP well prepared but has minor errors. Scholarship: some evidence of reading and referencing but needs additional research and wider reading. 2.1 60-69 Evidence that: More research is needed on chosen leader and leadership theory; Need to develop and demonstrate a greater understanding of leadership theories; Mainly descriptive - need to develop criticality 2.2 50-59 Presentation skills: Needs development e.g. too fast/ slow, informal language, nervous Weak referencing. The extent that the work shows: Lack of evidence of academic research on leadership.

Poor understanding of leadership theory shown Little evidence of practice of presentation skills – needs improvement. Poor referencing. Pass 40-49 Does not address the task set. Presents minimal material related to the topic. Little evidence of understanding of leadership theory. Poor structure. Does not address the task set. Little evidence of understanding either the task or the subject matter.

No evidence of scholarship. Fail – Non-attendance and non-engagement. Fail (F) 0-39 You will be marked, graded, and assessed according to the previously outlined criteria and as follows CLASS MARK (%) COMMENTS First 70+ Excellent in every way. Knowledgeable, incisively analytical, conceptually sound, widely-researched and well-structured. Displays a critical and sophisticated understanding of ideas, debates, methodologies and principles.

Comprehensively cited and referenced. A degree of flair apparent in the work. 2.1 60-69 Very good, well-researched, solid. Addresses question. Sensibly structured and well presented. Evidence of analysis, reasoning and evaluation. May have some errors in emphasis but not in fact, and may be limited in terms of supporting material and breadth of coverage. Appropriately cited and referenced. 2.2 50-59 Average to good. Reasonable bibliography.

Signs of effort, though more descriptive than analytical. May have some errors but balanced by sound work. May not fully address the question with deficiencies in knowledge and understanding or directness and organisation. 3 40-49 Pass. Descriptive narrative. May be partly irrelevant. Indiscriminate. Lacks structure. Could be more direct and explicit. Little independent research evident. Short bibliography. Bare pass. May be confusing or irrelevant.

Heavily based on lecture notes, but a minimum of understanding to justify a pass. Answers by inference. Fail 0-39 Poor. Does not answer question directly. Little evidence of independent reading or lecture Submitting your presentation: Weblearn/turnitin

You will need to upload a single powerpoint document by 3pm on Friday 25th February, 2022 • Remember there are no extensions


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