Using leadership theories learned, define and describe

Using leadership theories learned, define and describe 6 characteristics associated with highly effective leaders, including the impact of these characteristics on followers and the organisation.

Using leadership theories learned, define and describe

Instructions:
Part A. Conduct a self-assessment as a leader, and benchmark self against known respected leader/s.
Part B. Construct a personal leadership development plan.
Answer each of the following questions clearly, coherently and logically using theories and concepts learned. Always give specific examples to support your discussion. Additionally, All sources used have to be properly referenced with in-text citations and a Reference List at the end of the report using APA 6th Edition.

Marking Schedule:
Part A – Evaluation

Question 1.
Using leadership theories learned, define and describe 6 characteristics associated with highly effective leaders, including the impact of these characteristics on followers and the organisation. For each characteristic, provide an example of a real life leader, citing evidence from actions, behaviours, words, or achievements.
FIRSTLY, Leader Characteristic 1
SECONDLY, Leader Characteristic 2
THIRDLY, Leader Characteristic 3
FOURTHLY, Leader Characteristic 4
FURTHER, Leader Characteristic 5
LASTLY, Leader Characteristic 6)(Total :15marks)

Question 2.

Complete the following self-insight exercises from the textbook: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.2, 6.3 and 12.1.

Using the 6 leadership characteristics in Question 1 as a frame of reference, critically evaluate yourself by identifying and discussing your strengths and weaknesses, citing evidence from your personal experiences, upbringing, actions, behaviours, words, achievements, and the self-insight exercises as well as other personal assessment tools you may have used.

Describe and analyse the cultural context in which you operate and how this impacts on your leadership abilities. Provide specific examples.
2.1:Firstly, Self-insight exercises completed (0.5 mark each) (5marks)
2.2:Also, Evaluation of strengths is in-depth, valid and relevant (5marks)
2.3:Additionally, Evaluation of weaknesses is in-depth, valid and relevant (5MARKS)
2.4:    Lastly, Analysis of the impact of your own culture on your leadership abilities is in-depth, valid and relevant (5MARKS)

Question 3.

Fisrtly, Compare and contrast the results of your self-evaluation to a known, successful and respected leader. Also, Provide specific examples as evidence.

Secondly, Comparative analysis of your strengths with the leader’s characteristics is in-depth, valid and relevant. (4 Marks)

Thirdly, Comparative analysis of your weaknesses with the leader’s characteristics is in-depth, valid and relevant. (4marks)

Part B – Development Plan
With reference to the weaknesses you identified in Part A, work out a plan to develop yourself so that you will, in time, become a better leader. You may also consider enhancing the areas of strength you identified in Part A. Also, Link your strategies clearly to these leadership characteristics that you plan to develop.

(Consider the various literatures you can read, short seminars and long courses you can attend or job opportunities and roles that will aid in your development as a leader).
4.1: Rationale for development is clear, logical and adequately explained. (3marks)
4.2: Opportunities for development clearly identified and adequately described. (4marks)
4.3:4 relevant strategies for development are clearly identified and adequately explained (2.5 marks each) (10marks)
4.4: Appropriate indicators of success for each strategy clearly identified and adequately explained. (1 mark per strategy) (4marks)
4.5: Appropriate resources and supports needed for implementation of each strategy clearly identified and adequately explained (1 mark per strategy) (4Marks)
4.6: Timeframe for implementation of each strategy clearly and adequately outlined
(1 mark per strategy) (4marks)
4.7: In class tasks covering aspects of part A (Evaluation) and B (Development plan)
Lastly, In class quiz, discussion, information gathering and answering questions. (10Marks)

Part C – Presentation

Format, layout and report writing style
5.1: Report is readable, with a logical flow and well-organised layout. The layout is appropriate for the business context and with not spelling and grammar mistakes (1marks)

Referencing
Firstly, External sources used to support the discussion and indicate background reading.

Also, Citations used for external sources are in correct APA format.

Finally, List of references provided and in correct APA format.

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