PROJ 6008 Leadership for the Contemporary Organisation

Asessment Brief

Subject Code and Title: PROJ 6008 Leadership for the Contemporary Organisation
Assessment 1 - Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
Individual/Group: Individual Report
Length: 1,800 word report

Learning Outcomes
1. Critically assess the key principles underlying strategic people management and explain how their
implementation enhances organisational and individual performance
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to managing teams in a global environment

Submission: End of Module 3

Weighting: 30%

Total Marks: 30 Marks

In any country, industry or company there are some business leaders that stand out from others. Some business leaders find consistent success in a variety of roles, and students can learn from their positive example. These individual leaders can teach the characteristics, skills and knowledge that lead an organisation to success in the current era of dynamic, and potentially disruptive, change. Other leaders may have stumbled in the past or have had their records tarnished by personal and ethical flaws. These leaders provide students with nuanced examples of the power of some leadership characteristics and the perils of others.
The Assignment for this module requires you to select and research a specific, contemporary business leader. Then you must evaluate his or her leadership characteristics that have led to success, or, in some cases, to failure.
To complete this Assignment, you must apply the topics, ideas and concepts from Modules 1, 2 and 3 to the individual business leader you have selected. To prepare, select a contemporary leader, research his or her accomplishments (as well as failures) and review the course resources and Discussion content to date.

In approximately 1,800 words, address the following:
A. Evaluate the leadership characteristics, skills and knowledge of the business leader you selected that allowed him or her to lead an organisation in today’s economic environment.
B. How have any past failures influenced his or her current leadership characteristics and skills?
C. When and how did the business leader develop these characteristics and skills? For example, did he or she learn them later in life from formative life experiences, or did he or she always seem to possess leadership qualities?
D. What leadership methods, approaches or concepts does he or she employ in his or her
role as a business leader?
Submit the entire Assignment at the end of Module 3.
You will be marked on the completed final report according to the rubric below.

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