Essence of Leadership

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Student ID number: 11019066

Module name: Essence of Leadership

Assignment Title: Final Essay

Assignment deadline: May 08 2012

Effective word count: 5848

I confirm that I have read the University regulations on plagiarism, and that this assignment is my own work.

“I declare that I am the sole author of this assignment and the work is a result of my own investigations, except where otherwise stated. All references have been duly cited”

 

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Abstract............................................................................................................................. 6   Literature Review ..................................................................................................... 7   Introduction to Literature Review..................................................................... 7   An Introduction to Leadership ............................................................................... 7   What is Leadership? ................................................................................................................. 7   Defining Leadership ................................................................................................................. 8   Effective Leadership and Leadership Development ..............................10   Emotional Intelligence in Leadership ...........................................................13   The Leadership Process ...............................................................................................15   Leadership Theories and Approaches ................................................................17   Leadership vs. Management .......................................................................................27   Summary ......................................................................................................................................31   A Story of Two Leaders...................................................................................... 32   Evaluation & Analysis..................................................................................................32   Case Study 1: Ms Chief Director ............................................................................33   Case Study 2: Ms HR ...............................................................................................................36   Analysis of Leaders’ Roles & Leadership Development ....................38  

Case Study 1: Managing Director of an environmental consultancy.....................................................................................................................................38   Case 2: CEO of a Trust Fund organization. ...............................................41  

My Own Learning........................................................................................................ 44   References..................................................................................................................... 45  

 

 

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Abstract
Over the last century many theorists have researched the concept of leadership. and The result is a a multitude concise, of

assumptions

hypotheses,

however

pure

definition of leadership still eludes us.

The first part of this essay draws comparison amongst the different ways scholars attempt to explain, define and examine leadership and what constitutes a leader.

The second section is an evaluation of the behaviour of two leaders in two different organizations. a critical assessment of how the leaders It includes guide the

behaviour of individuals, groups and teams. A range of models and theories are applied to the style of both leaders.

The third section is an analysis of two different...
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