Objective: be able to critically apply a range of strategic leadership styles and frameworks in an organisation.
TASK: (Reading material will be posted to support in completing this assignment)
• Establishing and Applying a Leadership Style to an Organization and the Actions to Take
• There are several strategic leadership styles that leaders can follow. Moreover, this has an impact on the strategic management process but it also depends on the actions that the top management team takes to ensure effective leadership within a business. Having this in mind, you are required to prepare an essay regarding strategic leadership.
• More specifically, you are to consider yourself as a NEW senior manager in an organisation operating in your home town, having 57 employees under your leadership. You are required to suggest the type of leadership you should use as a new senior manager in the company in order to effectively lead your employees and extract from them 100% of their productivity. Please critically 2 explain why you would use the chosen leadership style and what the actions that you would take are.
• For the assignment’s requirements, if necessary contact local authorities for licensing and/ or legal issues.
• Report should be grounded in relevant theory – use the core and recommended reading – at the same time you should CRITICALLY justify your choices in the assignment.
• Reference all sources appropriately, using the APA Referencing System.
• The word count of your report is 3000 words (-/+10%).
Guidance for completing your assignment (Material will be uploaded once accepted)
You are required to use framework and theories provided in the material of each week to support your choices. For instance, it is essential to present and discuss a strategic leadership style and the strategic management process before engaging in applying the concept in your own case. Please note that references and appendices are NOT counted in the word limit. This will give you the opportunity to expand the concepts of strategic leadership and give you a boost in terms of space to develop it as appropriate.
A proper structure of the assignment is as follows:
2. Main concepts of strategic leadership (including sub-headings)
4. Recommendations (not compulsory)
Appendices (if applicable)
Please note that tables and figures should be located in the appendices and NOT in the main body of the assignment.