Leadership for Transformation and Growth.

Topic: Organisations today face significantly different challenges from those of the past, for example in terms of global recession, climate change, terrorism, international competition, technological change and more mobile workforces. It seems reasonable to suppose that operating in such a complex and unpredictable environment will call for new styles of leadership and new approaches to negotiation. Write an essay explaining ONE major challenge facing organisations in the next five years and its implications for the kind of leadership and negotiation capabilities that they will need to develop. (You may look at a challenge for one particular type of organisation if you wish.)
Study Books Used in Class:
Usefull Resources:

Fisher, R and Ury, W (1992): Getting to Yes (2nd ed)
Classic text on negotiation.
Isaksen, S and Tidd, J (2006): Meeting the Innovation Challenge: Leadership for Transformation and Growth. Wiley & Sons
Relates leadership theories to innovation.
Kotter, J P (1996) Leading Change, Harvard Business School Press
Northouse, P (2007) Leadership: Theory and Practice (4th Edn) Sage Publications
Readable combination of theory and practice
Schein, E (1992): Organizational culture and leadership.
Core leadership text.
Yukl, GA (2001): Leadership in Organizations (5th ed).
Readable combination of theory and practice.
Description: The essay is for a course called Developing Leadership. The choice of the one challenge is up to you!(I suppose the easiest to get a better mark is the best)
The kind of leadearship to develop is more important to be mentioned than the new approaches to negotiation but still it has to be mentioned.!
Marking Criteria for Essay Marks Available
Coherent and convincing identification of a major challenge facing organisations in the contemporary world 10%
Identification of relevant leadership and negotiation concepts,
and insightful application to the essay topic 25%
25%
Evidence of reading from a range of sources; careful referencing 10%
Critical and independent thinking 10%
Good structure: an effective introduction and conclusion, logical organisation of material, integration of all sections into a unitary whole 10%
Clear expression: no mistakes of grammar, spelling or punctuation; consistent heading and subheading styles; evidence of proof reading 10%
Please make it if possible a 2.1 grade and doublecheck for plagiarism! Thank you very much!!

 

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