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MBA 7104 – Leadership and Management Module Guide

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Assignment No.1- Leadership and management style-(2500 words) below part should focus

  • Personality Activity – The Big Five Locator- Personality test
  • Locus of control
  • Negotiation Style
  • SWOT
  • Critical Accident 2 (internal and external)
  • Personal Develop Plan

Assignment No.2- Scenario/Background to the Leadership Debate:

Write up a short bio/profile (800 words max) for the selected business leader, outlining the following

  1. Place and date of birth
  2. Nationality, background and upbringing
  3. Educational attainment
  4. Professional/Work record (salient aspects)
  5. Notable business achievements
  6. Known leadership/managerial attributes, approach to self-development and other occupational traits (e.g. autocratic and strict disciplinarian)

In addition to the above, provide an additional reflective section (500 words max) that critically discusses what aspects of your own personal, managerial and leadership skills you would need to develop if you were to aspire to emulate (partially or fully) the achievements of the selected business leader.

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1.   Module Description

This module is designed to enable you to evaluate the complex relationship between leadership and management critically. You will critically evaluate key leadership theories and their relevance to practice. The module is also designed to enable you to explore your leadership behaviour and skills and to provide a platform for continuing personal development as a leader. This module is as much about a personal journey of change as it is about acquiring theoretical knowledge about management and leadership. This module serves to develop employability skills with particular emphasis on the following: 1.PDP (DTA) 2. Communication Skills (T, D, A.) 3. Teamwork (D) 4. Organization and Planning (D, T, A.) 5. Self Awareness (D) 6. Initiative (D, T, A.) (Taught, Developed, Assessed)

Taught (T), Developed (D) and Assessed (A).

2. Learning Outcomes and Assessments

Learning Outcomes Assessment
LO1: Demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding of a management or leadership debate and reflect on its relevance for practice Practical(OralAssessment)
LO2: Present a critical synthesis of leadership behaviour and skills literature drawing on academic sources and practical guides. Coursework
LO3: Critically analyze and reflect on own leadership behaviour and skills and develop justified and creative strategies for professional and personal development. Coursework

3.  Assessment Deadlines

Assessment item Due Date Weight
1 A 2,500 – word reflective report analysing the leadership and management styles of the managers on the course and the inclusion of a self-development report. – Coursework(Report) 10/12/2018 50%

 

4. Assessments

Assessment Number     1
Assessment Type (and weighting) Report (50%) – 2500 words
Assessment Name Reflective Report on Leadership Behavior and Skills
Assessment Submission Date 10/12/2018

 

Learning Outcomes Assessed:

Learning Outcomes Assessment
LO2: Present a critical synthesis of leadership behaviour and skills literature drawing on academic sources and practical guides Assessment 1
LO3: Critically analyse and reflect on own leadership behaviour and skills and develop justified and creative strategies for professional and personal development. Assessment 1

 

Assessment Task

Assignment Task (50% of Total Marks) – 2500 words

Task and General Guidelines

This written assignment requires you to produce a critical analysis of your skills, attributes, work preferences/general style at work together with a “personal development plan”. You should use the form at specified with the headings/subheadings indicated below. The emphasis for the assignment must be your development as a future manager/leader. The concept underpinning this assignment is that it is only when knows oneself can real development take place.

Please follow the following format:-

  1. Records Section

 In this section you should include brief details of your works experience and qualifications in the form of curriculum vitae (no morethan2pages). Please note that a CV is essential.

Note: CV is not part of the word count

 You should also include in this section evidence of any self-assessment instruments, which you have used, together with evidence of seeking the views of others in regard to your skills, qualities, and general attitudes. It is expected that you will use most of the self-assessment instruments used in class (e.g. work preferences, drivers, negotiating/conflict-handling style, leadership style, and problem-solving style) as well as others, which you discover for yourself.

 You should briefly explain what you understand by each theory and also provide an explanation and critical discussion of what your scores mean. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) should be provided as a summary.

  1. Analysis Section

In this section, you should critically analyze and reflection two work experiences. The experiences, which you refer to, should be “critical incidents/experiences,” that is, those crucial incidents that you can remember long after the event (e.g., an unsatisfactory encounter with customer or manager or about situations where you are uncomfortable). Since this is a personal development course these incidences should demonstrate your developmental needs.

You should critically discuss situations where you realize that you could have achieved a better outcome.   In discussing the incidence, you should refer to some of the models/self-assessment instruments, which you have used in the Records Section.

  1. Personal Development Plan Section

You should generate a detailed personal development plan by identifying three developmental objectives, based on the work carried out in the previous sections. States how you think you will achieve the sand indicate in which ways things will be different once you have made progress.

Secondary Research Level HE 7- – it is expected that the Reference list will contain between fifteen to twenty sources. As a MINIMUM the reference list should include three refereed academic journals and four academic books.

Important and helpful information

Please refer to the Module Specification/Guide for information regarding indicative reading, guidelines for the preparation and submission of assignments (formative and summative), and the assessment criteria.

Submission (for both tasks) via Turnitin (Moodle)

Soft copies of the documents generated for each formative task should be submitted electronically, using the Turnitin system (via Moodle), by the assignment due date. Please ensure that you follow the Turnitin submission instructions provided by your module tutor and from relevant “Research & Study Skills” module sessions.

Submission of assessments may be done on or before the published submission date. Assignments not available at this time will be considered as “late” unless an extension has been previously agreed, with the Programme Leader for your programme.

Students who fail to submit assessments by the specified date (without an extension being granted or without accepted Mitigating Circumstances) will be subject to the following penalties:

  • Up to 7 calendar days late = 10 marks subtracted but if the assignment would normally gain a pass mark, then the final mark to be no lower than the pass mark for the assignment.
  • More than 7 calendar days late = this will be counted as non-submission and no marks will be recorded.

Where assessments are graded Pass/Fail only they will not be accepted beyond the deadline date for submission and will be recorded as a Fail.  Students may request an extension to the original published deadline date as described below.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the assignment is submitted in the format/s specified in the Module Guide or on the Assessment Brief.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ENSURE YOU KEEP A COPY OF ANY ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED.

In the case of exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, an extension of up to 14 days after the assessment deadline may be granted. This must be agreed by your Programme Leader, following a discussion the Module Tutor.  You should complete an Extension Request Form available from your Tutor and attach documentary evidence of your circumstances, prior to the published submission deadline.

Extensions over 14 calendar days should be requested using the Mitigating Circumstances procedure, with the exception of extensions for individual projects which, at the discretion of the Programme Leader, may be longer than 14 days.

Requests for extensions which take a submission date past the end of the module (normally week 15) must be made using the Mitigating Circumstances procedures.

Some students with registered disabilities will be eligible for revised submission deadlines. Revised submission deadlines do not require the completion extension request paperwork.

Please note that the failure of data storage systems is not considered to be a valid reason for an extension. It is therefore important that you keep multiple copies of your work on different storage devices before submitting it.

Specific Assessment Criteria:

Distinction (70%andabove)

The candidate provides a systematic and critical understanding of multiple models and theories relating to the development of personal skills, qualities, and working styles. Referencing is clear, relevant and consistently accurate. A wide range of sources has been used. There is clarity of expression, with consistently precise use of grammar and spelling, with fluent professional/academic writing. The submission demonstrates excellent critical analysis and in-depth reflection of personal skills, qualities and working styles using a variety of models.

The submission provides an excellent set of personal development plan objectives which flow out of the analysis and personal reflection, with an excellent implementation strategy.

Merit (60-69%)

The candidate demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding of several models and comprehensively interprets appropriate concepts and critical understanding of multiple models and theories relating to the development of personal skills, qualities and working styles. Sources are accurately cited in the text. Theworkis generallyclearlypresented,withstandardgrammar andspelling. The submission demonstrates a cohesive critique of research material resulting in a goodcritical analysisandin- depth reflectionof personalskills, qualitiesand working stylesusing avariety of models.

The submission provides a good set of personal development plan objectives which flow out of the analysis and personal reflection.

 

Pass (50-59%)

The candidate demonstrates a moderate-to-good understanding of several models and adequately critical understanding of multiple models and theories relating to the development of personal skills, qualities, and working styles. There are relatively minor inconsistencies and inaccuracies in referencing. The work is competently presented with minor lapses in spelling and grammar. The submission demonstrates a reasonably good critical analysis and satisfactory in-depth reflection of personal skills, qualities and working styles using a variety of models.

The submission provides a generally good set of personal development plan objectives which flow out of the analysis and personal reflection.

Fail (Below50%)

The candidate demonstrates a weak understanding of a limited range of models and theories relating to the development of personal skills, qualities, and working styles. The candidate provides very limitedly referencing including some inconsistencies and inaccuracies. The work is often ambiguous, with poor grammar and spelling. The submission demonstrates limited critical analysis of personal skills, qualities, and working styles and offers a weak reflection.

The submission provides a weak set of personal development plan objectives without adequate reference to the analysis carried out.

Assessment Number     2
Assessment Type (and weighting) Individual Presentation (50%)
Assessment Name Individual presentation on amanagement or leadership debate
Assessment Submission Date 18/01/2019

 

Learning Outcomes Assessed:

Learning Outcomes Assessment
LO1: Demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding of a management or leadership debate and reflect on its relevance for practice Assessment 2

 

Assignment Task Two (50% of Total Marks)

Scenario/Background to the Leadership Debate:

The government of your respective country wishes to make a prestigious award for outstanding business leadership in the 21st century, at an upcoming national event. Your manager has asked you to select a high-profile business leader from an international organization, as a potential recipient of the award. The business leader can come from any country or business sector, but they must have demonstrated active leadership within the last 20 years.

Task one:(25%)

Write up short bio/profile (800wordsmax) for the selected business leader, outlining the following–

  1. Place and date of birth
  1. Nationality, background, and upbringing
  1. Educational attainment
  1. Professional/Work record (salient aspects)
  1. Notable business achievements
  1. Known leadership/ managerial attributes, approach to self-development and other occupational traits (e.g. autocratic and strict disciplinarian)

In addition to the above, provide an additional reflective section(500wordsmax) that critically discusses what aspects of your own personal, managerial and leadership skills you would need to develop if you were to aspire to emulate(partially or fully) the achievements of the selected business leader.

Task two : ( 25 %) (Individual Presentation)

Review the candidate profile you have and for the elected leader carry out further research, and generate a slide presentation (please see below) that makes a case for your candidate to be the recipient of the planned business leadership award.

On a specified date, make a 15-minute individual presentation supported by your PowerPoint slides. Members of the audience (your peers) will be able to pose questions to you at the end of your presentation, related to the material presented. Your slides will be expected to have good visual design and cogent content. You should incorporate notes and references, within the presentation. The presentation document should be submitted electronically in pdf format.

Members of the audience will also be able to pose questions to the team after each presentation, and may themselves

Criteria Marks Comments
Individual report demonstrates the business leader profile coupled with a cogent reflection and critical discussion of personal, managerial and leadership attributes. /10
Individual report  demonstrates comparative linkage to their own personal, managerial and leadership attributes /15
Group Presentation – INTRODUCTION

Provides a clear idea of what the presentation will be about, the topic that has been chosen and what structure the presentation will take.

/10
MAIN BODY

There is a clear sense of direction and argument and logical structure of sub-topics presentation. All aspects are covered.

/10
STRUCTURE

Introduction/Body/Conclusion

Clear progression of ideas

Signposting

/15
CONTENT

Depth of knowledge about

chosen subject

Evidence of research

/20
INTERACTION WITH AUDIENCE

Clarity of explanation

Use of visual aids

Discussion generated

/10
RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS

Clarity of explanation

Contributions and responses to questions asked reflect thorough preparation and understanding of the subject matter

/10
Total Marks /100
Total Weighting (50%)

 

Secondary Research Level HE 7- – it is expected that the Reference list will contain between fifteen to twenty sources. As a MINIMUM the reference list should include three refereed academic journals and four academic books.

Important and helpful information

Please refer to the Module Specification/Guide for information regarding indicative reading, guidelines for the preparation and submission of assignments (formative and summative), and the assessment criteria.

Submission (for both tasks) via Turnitin (Moodle)

Soft copies of the documents generated for each formative task should be submitted electronically, using the Turnitin system (via Moodle), by the assignment due date. Please ensure that you follow the Turnitin submission instructions provided by your module tutor and from relevant “Research & Study Skills” module sessions.

Submission of assessments may be done on or before the published submission date. Assignments not available at this time will be considered as “late” unless an extension has been previously agreed, with the Programme Leader for your programme.

Students who fail to submit assessments by the specified date (without an extension being granted or without accepted Mitigating Circumstances) will be subject to the following penalties:

  • Up to 7 calendar days late = 10 marks subtracted but if the assignment would normally gain a pass mark, then the final mark to be no lower than the pass mark for the assignment.
  • More than 7 calendar days late = this will be counted as non-submission and no marks will be recorded.

Where assessments are graded Pass/Fail only they will not be accepted beyond the deadline date for submission and will be recorded as a Fail.  Students may request an extension to the original published deadline date as described below.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the assignment is submitted in the format/s specified in the Module Guide or on the Assessment Brief.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ENSURE YOU KEEP A COPY OF ANY ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED.

In the case of exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, an extension of up to 14 days after the assessment deadline may be granted. This must be agreed by your Programme Leader, following a discussion the Module Tutor.  You should complete an Extension Request Form available from your Tutor and attach documentary evidence of your circumstances, prior to the published submission deadline.

Extensions over 14 calendar days should be requested using the Mitigating Circumstances procedure, with the exception of extensions for individual projects which, at the discretion of the Programme Leader, may be longer than 14 days.

Requests for extensions which take a submission date past the end of the module (normally week 15) must be made using the Mitigating Circumstances procedures.

Some students with registered disabilities will be eligible for revised submission deadlines. Revised submission deadlines do not require the completion extension request paperwork.

Please note that the failure of data storage systems is not considered to be a valid reason for an extension. It is therefore important that you keep multiple copies of your work on different storage devices before submitting it.

Specific Assessment Criteria:

The formal formative assignment tasks will be assessed using the general assessment grid shown in Appendix Two and presentation assessment form provided in Appendix One, coupled with specific assessment criteria summarized as follows –

Specific assessment Criteria:

Distinction (70%andabove)

An excellent business leader profile is provided, coupled with a cogent reflection and critical discussion of personal, managerial and leadership attributes. The student provides excellent comparative linkage to their own personal, managerial and leadership attributes, with a clear indication of how they would need to develop personally and managerially to attain similar goals. The write-up and slide presentation demonstrate the use of a wide range of current secondary research sources. Referencing, grammar and presentation style will be excellent. The student makes a strong contribution to an excellent group presentation.

Merit (60%-69%)

A good business leader profile is provided, coupled with a good cogent reflection and critical discussion of personal, managerial and leadership attributes. The student provides a good comparative linkage to their own personal, managerial and leadership attributes, with a good indication of how they would need to develop personally and managerially to attain similar goals.         The write-up and slide presentation demonstrate the use of a good range of current secondary research sources. Referencing, grammar and presentation style will be good. The student makes a good contribution to a good group presentation

Pass (50%-59%)

A satisfactory-to-good business leader profile is provided, coupled with a reasonably cogent reflection and critical discussion of personal, managerial and leadership attributes. The student provides satisfactory comparative linkage to their own personal, managerial and leadership attributes, with a fairly clear indication of how they would need to develop personally and managerially to attain similar goals.         The write-up and slide presentation demonstrate the use of an equate range of current secondary research sources. Referencing, grammar and presentation style will be generally good. The student makes a significant contribution to as it is a factory-to-good group presentation.

Fail (Below40%)

A poor business leader profile is provided, coupled with little or absent effective critical discussion of personal, managerial and leadership attributes. The student provides a weak comparative linkage to their own personal, managerial and leadership attributes, with no clear indication of how they would need to develop personally and managerially to attain similar goals. The write-up and slide presentation demonstrate the limited use of current secondary research sources. Referencing, grammar and presentation style is generally poor. The student makes a weak contribution to an unsatisfactory group presentation.

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