Leadership and Governance
Term 1 - 2013
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Assessment item 1— Essay This assignment requires you to write an essay on why the leader’s role is critical to
effective governance of organisations.
Your essay topic should be informed by the extant literature on leadership and governance, especially literature which points to the need for organisations to develop forms of leadership and governance that operate effectively across shifting boundaries of the new economy. You are also required to examine literature highlighting the need for organisations to create ethical corporate culture (Caldwell et al 2008; Schwartz 2013) since ethical leadership influences group in-role performance (Walumbwa et al 2012). Finally, you will review the existing leadership research which proposes relationships between organisational leadership, ...view middle of the document...
20, pp. 953–964 (online ScienceDirect).
Your essay must demonstrate that you:
understand what is meant by ‘leadership’ and ‘governance’ can distinguish between the roles of leaders and the roles of executives or managers can apply the concepts by explaining how leaders can affect governance outcomes in organisations can apply the concepts by explaining how leadership development and effective followership can affect organisational outcomes can find, critically assess and use multiple sources of information to explore the topic can correctly reference the work of other authors
In general, essays will be returned approximately 2 weeks after submission. 20%
The assessments in this course will be assessed using norm-based criteria and will also be assessed according to the degree to which you demonstrate the criteria on the Assessment Marking Criteria Sheet posted on Moodle.
The length of the essay is 2500 (plus or minus 10% excluding the title page and reference list).
Note: The Guide for students says that essays should not have headings throughout, but they can be used in this essay. Headings can help you to better organise your thoughts, and they make it easier for the reader to follow your train of thought. You are encouraged to use headings but will not be penalised if you do not.
Ensure referencing is consistent with the style shown in the Faculty Guide for students (Harvard-Author Date). Marks will be awarded on the basis of:
1. recognise the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings, and to understand the characteristics of successful leaders
2. understand the principles underlying leadership development and good governance 5. discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of organisations
1. Knowledge 2. Communication 3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills 4. Research 6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility 7. Leadership
Content 15 Quotations and referencing 2 Communication skills 3 Total Marks 20