Critical thinking and research skills in management

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REFLECTIVE REVIEW: M6.02

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TASK 1 To be delivered by the end of the module
Identify and critically review an influential theory or model of best practice widely used by managers and leaders that is relevant to your role

TASK 2 To be delivered after placement
Undertake research to inform your own leadership and management practice.

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Think critically and conduct research in relation to leadership and management practice

• Critically review an influential theory or model of best practice widely used by managers and leaders that is relevant to your own role.

You should review the theory or model of best practice in depth, analysing the position of the source, key perspectives, propositions and/or assumptions and the contextual relevance. Formulate your own hypothesis and make conclusions linking these to your own role.

• Undertake research that is relevant to your own role to inform own management and leadership practice.

You need to consider the conclusions made in relation to your own role. Select at least one of these conclusions and investigate further to gain additional knowledge and understanding. Use the additional knowledge and understanding gained to inform your own leadership and management practice. (min 45 marks required from 90 available)

• An influential theory or model of best practice widely used by managers and leaders that is relevant to own role has been critically reviewed

• Research that is relevant to own role has been undertaken to inform own management and leadership By submitting I confirm that this assessment is my own work

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Think critically and conduct research in relation to leadership and management practice

• An influential theory or model of best practice widely used by managers and leaders that is relevant to own role has been critically reviewed

• Research that is relevant to own role has been undertaken to inform own management and leadership practice

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(min 45)

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CONTENTS

1. Introduction
2. Methodology
3. Findings
4. Context
5. Impact to the organization culture
6. Effect on management functions
7. Application and the importance of the theory X & Y...
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