MBA – Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management Assignment
– – All points are to be discussed in 2000 to 3000 words
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MBA – Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management Assignment – – All points are to be discussed in 2000 to 3000 words
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management Kindly note that: – All points are to be discussed in 2000 to 3000 words. – Plagiarism (copy and paste from the internet or other resources) should not exceed 20%. – All assignments are to be in Word form, and Font Size is 12. No PDFs will be accepted. Assignment You have been a senior manager for a number of years and have decided that your next career move should be to or take responsibility for an aspect of strategic management in an organisation. Some interesting posts have been advertised recently and you have registered with a recruitment agency Harris Hall, which specialises in senior positions. Task 1. Harris Hall has sent you a guidance pack titled ‘Preparation for Application and Interviews’, which includes some tasks for you to complete. This will provide the foundations for the applications you will make. You are required to produce a file of information. In section 1 you must: analyse the knowledge and skills in leadership and strategic management which are required to support the creation and achievement of organisational vision and strategy assess the contribution that factors other than skills and knowledge in leadership and strategic management make to the achievement of organisational vision and strategy Review theories of leadership and management and assess the implications for your personal development. Extension activities: To gain a merit grade you should also add a further section which: Provides a justified ranking of the leadership and management knowledge and skills required to successfully create and achieve organisational strategy. To gain a distinction grade you must produce an additional section which: Evaluates the leadership and management knowledge and skills required for the successful achievement of organisational operations versus the creation and achievement of organisational strategy. LO1 AC 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 1M1, 1D1 Task 2 The second part of the file enables you to manage the development of your own personal knowledge and skills in leadership and strategic management. This will support achievement of personal and organisational vision and strategy. This audit must be done in the context of an organisation where you are employed, where you work in a voluntary capacity, where you wish to gain employment or where you are studying. You must: Carry out an audit of your own personal leadership and management knowledge and skills. The knowledge and skills identified must facilitate the creation and achievement of organisational vision. set objectives to meet your personal development needs in the context of strategic organisational needs prepare a personal development plan to develop own leadership and management skills to support the creation of organisational vision and strategy Extension activities: To gain a merit grade: Justify how objectives and the plan selected for personal development support achievement of organisational vision and strategy. To gain a distinction grade you must: carry out appropriate personal development activities to develop knowledge and skills identified in the audit, LO3 AC 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 3M1, 3D1 Guidelines for assessors The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades. Where work for the pass standard is marginal, assessors can take account of any extension work completed by the learners. The suggested evidence listed below is how learners can demonstrate that they have met the required standards. Task number LOs and AC Suggested evidence PASS Suggested additional evidence MERIT Suggested additional evidence DISTINCTION 1. LO1: AC 1.1, 1.2, LO3 3.1, 1M1,1D1 The learner must produce a clear and detailed analysis of the knowledge and skills in leadership and strategic management which are needed to support the creation and achievement of organisational vision and strategy. The assessment of other factors that support achievement of organisational vision and strategy should consider each factor in turn and lead to judgements. The learner must produce a detailed review of a range of leadership and management theories linking them to their own personal development and making judgements on the relevance. The learner must determine the ranking approach that will be used. This must be applied to the knowledge and skills required to successfully create and achieve organisation strategy. The judgements made must be explained and justified. The learner should produce a balanced evaluation of the leadership and management knowledge and skills required for the successful achievement of organisational operations versus the creation and achievement of organisational strategy. The learner should consider arguments for and against and judge the evidence from the different perspectives. This should lead to valid conclusions. LO3 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 3M1,3D1 The audit of learner’s own personal leadership and management knowledge and skills should be objective and factual. It is not sufficient to base this purely on personal reflection. The audit needs to be related to the analysis produced for AC 1.1. The objectives set must be presented clearly, directly related to the personal audit and organisational strategic needs. The objectives should be SMART. The personal development plan should be in a clear format with stated specific objectives, timescales and monitoring points. The plan must be detailed and might include a range of activities such as formal learning or training, as well as informal learning. The learner must give a comprehensive explanation of the reasons why the plan and the stated objectives support achievement of organisational vision and strategy. There should be evidence of the personal development activities undertaken. This may take the form of a log and include witness statements, agendas of meetings, programmes of training events etc. The evidence must link to the knowledge and skills identified in the audit. © ATHE LTD 2016 219122016 Version 1.0