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THE QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP
Research the literature and outline what you would consider to be the fundamental nature of leadership. Discuss how different styles of leadership and management can impact organisations and the decision making process. Provide some examples of how leadership is manifested in leading IT (information technology) companies.
Rationale
The aim of this assignment is to enable and encourage you to:
· read widely in the theoretical and empirical management literature;
· demonstrate your understanding of a key management issue;
· develop your skills in relating theoretical materials to practical organisational situations;
· develop your critical skills in analysing situations and actions that management take in
· response to changing situations; and
Your assignment will be graded taking into account the extent to which you have:
· answered the question set, kept to the topic and covered only relevant issues;
· expressed other people’s ideas in your own words and gone beyond what they have said on
the topic by integrating a range of literature;
· gone beyond mere description
· taken a critical orientation to the argument put by the statement that recognises, considers
and weighs-up competing viewpoints;
· shown in the content of your essay that you have read the relevant literature;
· structured your essay into a clear flow of argument or reasoning that makes sense and is
persuasive;
· been clear and concise in your expression;
· paid attention to the rules of writing in relation to paragraphing, punctuation, spelling, etc.;
appropriately cited references; and
· kept to the approximate word length
Prescribed text(s)
Hannagan, T. (Ed.). (2008). Management: Concepts and practices (5th ed.). Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Limited.