Assessment Task Discuss the significance of leadership in current uncertain business environment and answer following questions:
Question 1. What is the difference between Leadership and Management? Explain your answer giving examples from business or your own experience and understanding.
Question 2. Discuss the argument that leadership is:
- Merely common sense,
- That leaders are ‘born and not made’,
- That leadership can only be learned by experiencing adversity. Explain the degree to which you agree or disagree with any or all of the points above giving justifications for your answer.
Question 3. Explain the Interactional Framework for analysing leadership and discuss its strengths and weaknesses. Examine the interrelatedness of key components of LFS Framework and discuss the proposition that there is no simple prescription for effective leader behaviour.
Question 4. What is the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘team’? Explain Tuckman’s stage of team development and describe scenarios in which it might be particularly appropriate implement giving reasons for your answer.
Question 5 Describe and explain the difference between transactional and transformational leadership styles. Is one better than the other? Why?
The assignment should broadly cover following areas:
❖ Brief Introduction of Leadership and its significance in today’s uncertain business environment: (150 words)
❖ Question 1. Discussion on leadership and management: (600 words)
❖ Question 2. Significance of Intelligence for business leaders and of the need to see leadership as an quality that can be nurtured and developed: (600 words)
❖ Question 3. Demonstration of Knowledge and Understanding of interactional leadership styles: (600 words)
❖ Question 4. Demonstration of Knowledge and Understanding of Tuckman’s theory of Team building and its efficacy in different situations. (600 words)
❖ Question 5. Demonstration of Knowledge and Understanding of transactional and transformational leadership. (600 words)
❖ Conclusion: (150 words