Leadership and Management


Task Students are required to submit a 4,000 words literature review and essay on the following question. In today’s fast-paced world leadership is prized as an essential attribute for organisational success. Organisations now expect their senior managers to be effective leaders and they invest heavily in specialised leadership programs. Critically analyse the leadership selection and development program at 3M. (Word limit 4000 words) Assessment breakdown 1. Discuss the difference between the concepts of leadership and management. (15%) 2. Analyse at least one leadership theory. Leadership theories include: Trait Theory, Behavioural Theories, Contingency Theory, Charismatic Leadership and Transformational Leadership. Students can choose any one theory. (30%) 3. Analyse the effectiveness of the leadership selection and training program at 3M. . (30%) 4. Contextualise the selection and training program within the previous theoretical discussion. (15%) 5. Use the essay format correctly, and use the Harvard referencing system for all your sources of information. • define the concepts of management and leadership and • highlight the differences between the two • discuss and analyse ONE leadership theory comprehensively. Leadership theories include: Trait Theory, Behavioural Theories, Contingency Theory, Charismatic Leadership and Transformational Leadership • analyse the effectiveness of GE’s selection and leadership development program • illustrate and support your arguments with examples from industry • ensure you refer to recent academic research to support your argument. Remember a) The allocated 4000 words give you the opportunity to provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the relevant literature in this area b) Stay within the word limit: utilise appendices for detailed, additional information c) Include relevant and recent literature d) Present your understanding with clear, reasoned arguments in the body of the report e) Your arguments and explanations must be clearly supported by appropriately credible/academic references f) Follow the Harvard referencing system throughout (in citations and the reference list) g) Write the report in your own words – not as a direct copy or as paraphrased text, as this will be identified in Turnitin. 5.2 Submission requirements You are required to submit this assignment by Friday/15 June2018/3pm. You must submit your assignment by using the Turnitin gateway in the module’s Canvas site. Please Note: The act of submitting your work electronically will be taken as a Declaration of Authorship of the work, see Appendix 2. 6. Extensions and Mitigating Circumstances You cannot apply for an extension at the re-submission opportunity. 6.1 Mitigating circumstances If a student is unable to sit an exam or submit an assignment, the student may be able to claim mitigating circumstances, which, if accepted, would allow the student to complete the assessment for the first time at a later date, and receive an uncapped mark for it. The exam would be taken at the next sitting or the assignment would be submitted at the next submission opportunity, following the acceptance of the student’s mitigating circumstances. A claim for mitigating circumstances must be submitted before the original date for submitting the assignment or sitting the exam. Mitigating circumstances are defined as a serious or acute problem, or an event beyond a student’s control or ability to foresee, which has prevented completion of assignment/s or attendance at examination/s. If a student is experiencing unforeseen or unexpected events – such as serious illness or severe disruption to their personal life – that may affect the student’s ability to take assignment/s or sit examination/s, the student should meet with their Module Leader, Course Leader or a Student Success Advisor to discuss the available options. The University of Northampton’s Mitigating Circumstances Policy and Procedure document can be accessed through our Quality and Enhancement Manual: www.lsbm.ac.uk/sr-university-partners 7. Word limits All written assignments include clear guidance on the maximum amount that should be written in order to address the requirements of the assessment task (a ‘word limit’). If the submission exceeds the word limit by more than 10%, the submission will only be marked up to and including the additional 10%. Anything over this will not be included in the final grade for the item of assessment. Abstracts, reference lists, and footnotes are excluded from any word limit requirements. Where a submission is notably under the word limit, the full submission will be marked on the extent to which the requirements of the assessment task have been met. Generally speaking, submissions under the word limit fall short of the requirements of the assessment task.