Assignment Write a report evaluating the leadership of a 21st century leader of an (business, government or not-for-profit) organisation. For this assignment you can select a leader from a large or a small organisation. You can select a leader from your own organisation or one that you are familiar with. It could be a CEO of an international organisation whom you have read about in the newspapers/biographies, or a family member who runs a small business with a few staff members. The choice of leader and organisation is yours. Using relevant theories and models, critically evaluate and analyse the leadership of the leader you have selected. If you were in the position of the leader, what could you do to be a better leader and make a stronger impact on the followers and on the situation? In your report you must cover the following: ï‚· A clear description of the leader, the organisation/industry, and situation/context. ï‚· An evaluation of the leader by referring to concepts and theories covered in the subject (e.g. style, behaviour, traits, attitudes, power) and by referring to relevant examples and mini-cases in the textbook (where appropriate). ©Australian Institute of Business. 27MAY16_HGC:2015:8ed 9 702LEAD Leadership Subject Overview ï‚· A discussion of how you would lead differently if you were put in the same situation(s) as the leader and how you could make a stronger impact on the followers and on the situation(s). It is important to demonstrate your knowledge about leadership and to clearly reference your sources. Read about leadership in journal articles (using AIB Online Library), books (including the textbook), and business literature, etc. Note the sources and use them throughout the report. Remember that pure description and paraphrasing is not sufficient. A good report will clearly take an analytical approach and demonstrate application of leadership concepts/theories. In order to do well you need to structure your discussion well, use good references, and clearly link recommendations to description and analysis presented earlier in the report. Important assignment instructions ï‚· The required word length for this assignment is 2500 words (plus or minus 10%). ï‚· Your assignment will be marked according to the criteria outlined in the assessment grading criteria (see Appendix 1). ï‚· In terms of structure, presentation and style you are normally required to use: o AIB standard report format o AIB preferred Microsoft Word settings o author-date style referencing (which includes in-text citations plus a reference list). These requirements are detailed in the AIB Style Guide. ï‚· Reference lists for AIB assignments/projects normally contain the following number of relevant references from different sources: 6–12 (for MBA assignments). ï‚· All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles. ï‚· Your grade will be adversely affected if your assignment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list and if your assignment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see Assessment Policy available on AIB website). ï‚· Useful resources when working on your assignments include: o AIB Assignment Guide o AIB Style Guide. Reference Textbook: Hughes, R, Ginnett, R & Curphy, G 2015, Leadership: enhancing the lessons of experience, 8th edn, McGraw-Hill Education, New York; (ISBN: 9780077862404). 2.1 Sections of the report Assignments at AIB should be submitted using a standard report format. The following is the basic report format of an AIB assignment. You are required to follow this format unless the assignment details for a particular subject specifically ask you to use a different format. Table 3: Example report layout (Source: developed by AIB for this guide) 2.2 Content within each report section Title page (on a separate page) Give your assignment a title and type out the main words from the assignment question to remind the marker what the assignment is about. Include the name of the business (or country) investigated if you are writing about a particular organisation (or country/region). The title of the assignment should be comprehensive enough to give the reader an idea about the coverage of the assignment. In addition, include on the title page your name, student number and the subject’s name Also, remember to place the word count (which includes all text from the start of the Title page – Please include: ï‚§ Word count ï‚§ Student name ï‚§ Student number ï‚§ Subject name ï‚§ AQF level Executive Summary Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. 3. 4. … 5. … 6. Conclusion 7. Recommendations (where relevant) Reference List Appendices ©Australian Institute of Business. 11 V13-26.02.2016 Style Guide Introduction section to the end of the conclusion, or of the recommendations section) on the title page. The title page is not included in the word count. AIB’s document settings for academic work are as follows: • 12 point, sans serif font; for example: Calibri (which is the font used in this document), Helvetica or Arial • line spacing of 1.5 lines • language set as English • left aligned or justified. Need to let me know if other information is required..