a 2500 to 3000 word essay
This assessment is designed to lead you from analysis of another leader to reflect on how you can improve your own leadership skills and qualities.
The first stage is to select a person whom you consider to be a successful and effective leader. This person could be someone you work with or for, or with whom you have the opportunity to interact. Then, through your observation, you will identify the person’s leadership traits, behaviours, skills and/or styles. The learning outcome of this stage is that you are challenged to apply the theories in this course with your observation.
For the second stage, you are asked to ‘interview’ the person who has served as your role model in the first stage. From the interview you are expected to learn not only from your role model’s experience but also about the complexities of leadership. During the interview stage, you will also get feedback from your chosen leader on your findings from stage one.
In the final stage, ‘self reflection and improvement’, you are asked to reflect on your own leadership, based on what you learnt the first and second stages, and consider how your own leadership skills and qualities could be improved. By going through these three stages, you should be able to critically evaluate leadership theories and practices and understand how to improve your own leadership skills and qualities.