Briefly outline the nature of the challenge and its implications for your organisation. Explain: o The global nature of the challenge; and o The specific effects of the challenge for your organisation The role of leadership

Consider a recent or current challenge facing your organisation in a global environment. (If you are not currently part of an organisation, choose one in which you have previously worked.) Write a 3000 word paper which critically analyses and evaluates the role of leadership in meeting this challenge, and your own role in contributing towards organisational leadership. The paper should be structured as follows: The global challenge • Briefly outline the nature of the challenge and its implications for your organisation. Explain: o The global nature of the challenge; and o The specific effects of the challenge for your organisation The role of leadership • Critically analyse and evaluate the role of leadership in meeting or resolving this challenge. Your discussion could include: o Who are the leaders in your organisation? How are you defining a leader position? o The role played by organisational leaders and their actions o How different theories of leadership conceptualise the role of leaders and leadership o The scope, and limitations, of leaders and leadership, operating in a globalised and interdependent context

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KMGT-633 Business Leadership

 

Task type: Individual assignment
Word count: 3000 words (+/- 10%)

 

Please note that you should not have any face-to-face contact with human participants as part of this research and are expected to draw upon secondary data sources in all instances.

Task briefing

Consider a recent or current challenge facing your organisation in a global environment.  (If you are not currently part of an organisation, choose one in which you have previously worked.)

Write a 3000 word paper which critically analyses and evaluates the role of leadership in meeting this challenge, and your own role in contributing towards organisational leadership.

The paper should be structured as follows:

The global challenge

  • Briefly outline the nature of the challenge and its implications for your organisation.  Explain:
    • The global natureof the challenge; and
    • The specific effectsof the challenge for your organisation

The role of leadership

  • Critically analyse and evaluate the role of leadership in meeting or resolving this challenge.  Your discussion could include:
    • Who are the leaders in your organisation?  How are you defining a leader position?
    • The role played by organisational leaders and their actions
    • How different theories of leadership conceptualise the role of leaders and leadership
    • The scope, and limitations, of leaders and leadership, operating in a globalised and interdependent context

Your leadership role

  • Critically analyse and evaluate your own role in contributing to and supporting leadership in the organisation.
  • Critically reflect on your own leadership capabilities and propose development priorities.
    • Consider your role both in exercising leadership, and supporting leaders through followership, as applicable.
    • Use relevant theories of leadership to examine your own leadership style, strengths and limitations.
    • Illustrate your discussion with specific examples of your practice and supporting evidence e.g. self-assessments, feedback from others, outcomes of your actions

Style, sources and referencing

  • Your paper should be written in appropriate academic style and language.  It should draw on and reference to appropriate academic sources.

 

Module Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the role of the leader and understand leadership as a social process
  2. Analyse the meaning, influence and importance of leadership within contemporary organisations and their changing environments
  3. Critically assess personal leadership styles
  4. Outline and analyse different styles of leadership and how they are influenced by motivation, culture and organisational practice
  5. Outline the new demands that global organisations put on leadership