Recent Question/Assignment

BSc Honours Degree in Human Resource Management and Leadership
Module Title: Leadership

Word Limit: 3,000 words (in total for both sections)
Weighting This coursework accounts for 100% of the total mark for this module
Instructions on Assessment:
You are required to answer the following two questions. The word count for question one is 1500 words and for question two is 1500 words. Both elements are worth 50% of the overall assignment mark.
Part One: (1,500 words)
Reflect on your own experiences as a leader. Identify, in relation to relevant leadership models/theory, what approaches to leadership you typically adopt in your daily work.
Critically appraise your style of leadership. What professional development / training goals do you wish to establish in order to grow as a successful leader?
Part Two: (1,500 words)
Critically evaluate the degree to which leadership behaviours within your own organisation, or another with which you are familiar, reflect a genuine commitment to ethical leadership.
What recommendations do you have to improve ethical leadership behaviours in your chosen organization?
Word limits and penalties
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.
The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The word count does not include:
• Title and Contents page • Reference list • Appendices • Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations
• Glossary • Bibliography • Quotes from interviews and focus groups.
Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.
If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.
If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.
Students must retain an electronic copy of this assignment (including ALL appendices) and it must be made available within 24hours of them requesting it be submitted.
Note: For those assessments or partial assessments based on calculation, multiple choice etc., marks will be gained on an accumulative basis. In these cases, marks allocated to each section will be made clear.
Referencing your work
The APA method of referencing uses the author's name and the date of the publication. In-text citations give brief details of the work you are referring to in your text. References are listed at the end of the text in alphabetical order by the author's name. The general format of an electronic journal reference in the APA style is shown below:
Coutu, D. (2009). Why Teams Don't Work. Harvard Business Review, 87(5), 98-105. Retrieved 29th April 2012 from EBSCO
Author/s name and initials are listed first, followed by year of publication in brackets. Then there is the title of article and the journal where the article appears, which is in italics. Then state the volume and issue number (in brackets) along with the pages where article can be located. Finally add the date the article was retrieved and then the name of the database, followed by the web address. Wherever possible use the homepage URL rather than the full and extended web address.
For further information on why it is important to reference accurately go to the Referencing and Plagiarism topic in Skills Plus available from the Library website:
You will find other useful help guides on Skills Plus to help you with the skills involved in writing your assessments and preparing for exams.
For further information on the APA style of referencing see the Concise Rules of APA style and the APA website
Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives:
Programme (Level) Learning Outcomes that this module contributes to:
Knowledge & Understanding:
Demonstrate critical understanding of key aspects of business, management and leadership knowledge, at least some of which are at or informed by, the forefront of aspects of the discipline.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
Demonstrate evidence of how self-refection has enhanced personal impact in a business /organisational environment through its influence on changes in personal behaviour.
Personal Values Attributes
Demonstrate critical understanding of how their own cultural and ethical values may impact on their ability to engage and work ethically, constructively and sensitively in diverse environments and/or teams.
Module Learning Outcomes:
You will be required to demonstrate:
Knowledge & Understanding:
1) Critical understanding of theory and models associated with leadership.
2) Your appreciation of limitations in the extent to which reliable knowledge about the characteristics of effective leadership can be determined
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3) Evidence of self-reflection in order to assess your potential as an effective leader
Personal Values Attributes
4) Demonstrate critical understanding of how your own cultural and ethical values may impact on your ability to engage and work ethically, constructively and sensitively in a leadership role.
Undergraduate AOL Goals:

Undergraduate Goals and Objectives
Failed to meet Met Exceeded
Goal AOL 1.1: Acquire knowledge of business, management and/or leadership.
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Goal AOL 1.2: Apply their knowledge to business and management contexts.
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Goal AOL 1.3: Conduct contemporary research into business, management and/or leadership issues.
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Goal AOL 2.4: Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
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