Management Theory Name Course Tutor University Department 10th April 2018 Introduction Leadership and management are important aspects of any organization. They ensure that the organization is run effectively as far as aspects such as the budgeting controlling and planning among other factors are concerned. These two aspects make sure that an organization is smoothly run without any problem and in the long run impacting the operations and the performance of the organization. In addition these aspects have also been explained using a number of theories and hypothesis as there are a different number of leadership and management approaches that can be applied in a given scenario. They are extensively discussed within this context of a number of researchers and also by scholars with the aim of coming up with the best and most effective strategies as far as leadership and management are concerned. However leadership and management are two Isaacson W. 2012. The real leadership lessons of Steve Jobs. Harvard business review 90(4) pp.92-102. Northouse P.G. 2018. Leadership: Theory and practice. Sage publications. Lussier R.N. and Achua C.F. 2015. Leadership: Theory application & skill development. Nelson Education. Sharma A. and Grant D. 2011. Narrative drama and charismatic leadership: The case of Apple’s Steve Jobs. Leadership 7(1) pp.3-26. Yukl G.A. 2013. Leadership in organizations. Pearson Education India. Fry L.W. 2003. Toward a theory of spiritual leadership. The leadership quarterly 14(6) pp.693-727. Trice H.M. and Beyer J.M. 1991. Cultural leadership in organizations. Organization science 2(2) pp.149-169. Steyrer J. 1998. Charisma and the archetypes of leadership. Organization Studies 19(5) pp.807-828. Kaiser R.B. McGinnis J.L. and Overfield D.V. 2012. The how and the what of leadership. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 64(2) p.119. Singh K. 2015. A conceptual study on leadership theories and styles of mangers with the special emphasis on transformational leadership style. International Journal of Advanced Research 3 pp.748-756. [...]
1. Critically evaluate the development of leadership and management theories; 2. Critically appreciate the nature of leadership and management theories and their application in a range of leadership and management settings. 1. AssignmentQuestion Critically evaluate the application of leadership theories to a leader in an organisational context (e.g. a company of your choice) and management theories to a contemporary organisation. 2. Guidance 2.1 Structure Students will decide on the appropriate structure and content but we would expect to see the following elements: Introduction(explainingthepurposeandstructureofthereport): o o o the terms of reference for the report in general, the theoretical area and focus of your report and approach taken (including method(s) used); setting the context (background to sector, organisation, organisational structure, culture etc.). Structure of the report. Main body of the assignment (with subheadings for easier navigation & professionalism): o Contextual discussion of the broader development of leadership or management theory as appropriate to the chosen topic for critical evaluation; o critical evaluation of leadership or management theories application of critiqued theory to evidenced practice within the selected contemporary organisation; o evaluation and commentary on the fit (or lack of fit) between your critiqued theory and practice as evidenced. Conclusions: o Your conclusions should relate to the terms of reference for the report (in other words you should be reaching conclusions about theory, practice and the fit between theory and practice). 1 2.2 Additional guidance This is an individual assessment, not a group task. You may use either a leader or an organisation depending on whether you are looking at leadership theory or management theory. If you are choosing an organisation, it is a good idea to choose one with which you are familiar. It is often advisable to use your own organisation where possible as you will often have better access to information. Remember you are required to present evidence not make assertions about practice If you use your own organisation, then you may wish to seek a sponsor for your work who can help you to navigate access to documentation. If you are using confidential sources then clearly mark your work as confidential on the front cover. You must be ethical in your approach to your work at all times. Your document will be entered onto a global database (Turnitin) so bear this in mind. Your sponsor/boss may ask to read your work; If you are not currently working then ensure that you choose a leader or an organisation where there is good access to information in the public domain; Whether you are looking at a leader or an organisation, you need to identify relevant practice. In the case of a leader this may relate to their traits and behaviours. Things that they have said and done. In relation to your organisation you need to be looking at the policies and approaches of organisations. You need to provide suitable EVIDENCE (which is normally referenced). For example, classical and human relations approaches to management have different conceptions of motivation, incentives and rewards, ways of organising work and tasks etc. How are these reflected in company policies? Do not fall into the trap of making assertions. You should only be giving your personal opinion here in exceptional circumstances and if it is your opinion, make this clear to the reader. Remember to use a range of sources of information from both internal and external sources to build up the reliability of your evidence; In your introduction you should BRIEFLY state your methodology. This will normally involve secondary research only but in exceptional cases, depending on your chosen theoretical focus, you may hold interviews with relevant staff if considered appropriate. You are advised to discuss this with your tutor. You may also use your own observations i.e. reflective practice. Remember to reference this section of your report. Academic Literature should be sourced from a range of textbooks and peer reviewed journal articles. A limited range of readings are made available. Start off with the lectures provided, then consult text books, to give you a framework from which to build your understanding. Do not use literature from unreliable sources like Wikipedia, Businessballs, online study sources. It is essential that you are read peer reviewed journal articles to build your critical evaluation;.