Leadership Development Report

Subject :Business Management

Course : Leading for change

Assessment Task : Leadership Development Report

 

  • Writing Instruction

a).The Assignment requires you to use a particular style of writing which involves both the way the report is structured and the way that you acknowledge other people’s ideas used in your work.

 

b). This assessment task is a REPORT, You must write it with Report Format .Make sure you can clearly distinguish the difference between an essay and a report. The structuring of a report is very clearly described at the attached file “ Research_Report” .

 

  • The Key Tasks:

 

Introduction include the timeline of this report. Put in Appendix.

 

1).Explanation of your contextualization of CMU Model .

a). Explore the central Michigan university competencies model ,I put at attachment “CMU Model”.

 

b).Did you utilize the whole model or did you focus on a subset of issue within the model?Why?

 

2).Diagnosis of your leadership strengths and weakness.

a). You need to know your job description (or your future position),eg. now I am a sales executive in property industry ,so my future position to be a leader is sales manager. So you need to what the strengths (competencies and traits) a sales manager in property industry should have?

 

b). Identify your current strengths and weaknesses as a potential leader within the context of CMU. keep your current strengths , and go through your leadership development plan make your weaknesses become your strengths so that finally you are a real sales Manager .

 

c). How did you carry out this diagnosis? What information / journal article / other source will you cite in your report to support the diagnostic process?

 

For example: Job Descriptions include 5 requirements. CMU model have 5 requirements (Self-management, Leading others, Task management, Innovation, Social responsibility)

If the first job description includes innovation, just tick V.

For example, the result is shown as below table. Leading other is very important, according your weakness and strength, how to improve yourself? And how to improve?

Job description also put in Appendix.

This table put in Appendix.

Job description Self-management Leading others Task management Innovation Social responsibility
1 V V
2 V V V V
3 V
4 V V V
5 V

 

 

 

3). Review the leadership theories and describe how they relate to you and your leadership development (again in the context of the CMU model)

Leadership theories include: (choose any of leadership theories relate to your leader role)

  • “Great Man” Theories
  • Trait Theories
  • Contingency Theories
  • Situational leadership Theories
  • Participative leadership Theories
  • Path-Goal Theories
  • Leader substitutes theories

Etc

 

4). Create a leadership development plan.( Your plan is supported by key theory and practice literature.) – Which ideas, theories and approaches in leadership have you incorporated into your plan? Which reputable source will you “cite” when discussing these?

a). Industry-specific issues (e.g. manufacturing industry vs financial consulting)

– Considering the industry sector that you work in (or intend to work in) are there any issues that are either unique or especially important?

 

b). Person-specific issues (e.g. gender, age, culture)

– Your personal characteristics are important in shaping your leadership development. What can you say, for example, about the impact of your gender or your age group or your cultural background or the country / culture in which you are likely the work?

 

c). Timeframe for plan (multi-staged? 2 years? 5 years?)

– What time frames will you place on various aspects of your leadership development?  How soon could you reasonably expect to achieve a leadership development goal?

 

d). Strategy

-what is your strategy to make your current weaknesses change to your future strengths?

 

e). Plan evaluation approach(es )

-How will you know that you’ve achieved the goals set out in your leadership development plan? What kind(s) of data and information will inform this?

 

5). Seek feedback on your plan from an established leader. This leader can be anyone you know who holds a leadership position in an organization. Describe how you have incorporated this leaders feedback into your plan( revise your plan) .

– There is clear evidence of input to leadership plan from an industry leader.

  • What did the leader suggest?
  • What did you change as a consequence of the leader’s advice?
  • What did the industry leader have to say about your draft leadership development plan?
  • How have you modified your draft as a consequence?

For example, if the leader you consulted said that your timeframe to achieve your leadership gaols was unrealistically short, did you then extend the timeframe top achieve these?

 

6).Describe how you will achieve the developments set out in your plan .Describe how you will evaluate whether or not you have reached the level of development set out in your plan.

 

  • Length : 2500 words (not including references and any appendices) + References : 10 to 15
  • Format: Double-line spacing, Size 12 font single sided, black and white print
  • NO COPY FROM INTERNET CRITICALLY.
  • The critical thinking element

We want you to be very comfortable with questioning everything you read and hear. Anyone can remember facts and state other people’s views but a far more useful skill is to critically review what you read and hear and decide for yourself how reliable, accurate, applicable, contemporary, objective and fair it is.

In this report, your assessor will value the fact that you are able to see both benefits and deficiencies in a particular theory. Make sure you look through the critical thinking exercises in the course site to get a clear understanding of critical thinking!

 

 

  • Marking Rubric table(you also can refer to below table as your report guideline)

 

Report Element Marks available notes
You have included a clear description of  – and justification for – for your leadership development plan components.

You should include:

a Explanation of  your contextualization of the CMU Model 5 Did you utilise the whole model or did you focus on a subset of issues within the model? Why?
b Diagnosis of your leadership strengths and

weaknesses

5 How did you carry out this diagnosis? What information / journal article / other source will you cite in your report to support the diagnostic process?
c Industry-specific issues (e.g. manufacturing industry vs financial consulting) 5 Considering the industry sector that you work in (or intend to work in) are there any issues that are either unique or especially important?
d Person-specific issues (e.g. gender, age, culture) 5 Your personal characteristics are important in shaping your leadership development. What can you say, for example, about the impact of your gender or your age group or your cultural background or the country / culture in which you are likely the work?
e Timeframe for plan (multi-staged? 2 years? 5 years?) 5 What time frames will you place on various aspects of your leadership development?  How soon could you reasonably expect to achieve a leadership development goal?
f Plan evaluation approach(es )

 

5 How will you know that you’ve achieved the goals set out in your leadership development plan? What kind(s) of data and information will inform this?
Your plan is supported by key theory and practice literature.

 

15 Which ideas, theories and approaches in leadership have you incorporated into your plan? Which reputable source will you “cite” when discussing these?
There is clear evidence of input to leadership plan from an industry leader.

What did the leader suggest?

What did you change as a consequence of the leader’s advice?

5 What did the industry leader have to say about your draft leadership development plan? How have you modified your draft as a consequence? (For example, if the leader you consulted said that your timeframe to achieve your leadership gaols was unrealistically short, did you then extend the timeframe top achieve these?)
Total marks  for this assessment task 50

 

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