The aim of this module is to explore leadership theory and practice in relation to theories and processes of innovation and change. You will be encouraged to use your own experience in leadership roles to inform discussion, enquiry, critical thinking and reflection.
Assessment is by one assignment, a critical essay of 6000 words (100%) which integrates theory and practice. The assignment must include a clear structure with abstract, bibliography, appendices, and diagrammatic representation where appropriate. You must make appropriate use of journal articles, research papers and texts.
The assignment should contain:
1) A critical review of theories of innovation and change, including the leadership of innovation and change
2) An evaluation of a successful and less successful innovation / change of which you have personal experience, related to relevant theory.
3) A reflection on, and assessment of, your own performance as a leader of innovation and change.
Using Harvard style referencing:
To preserve confidentiality, please anonymise the organisation or organisations you discuss in the assignment, eg by calling them Company X, or Governmental Organisation Y, or International Organisation Z. Similarly, where you prepare about private individuals, call them manager A, or leader B.
N.B. The word count will include quotations but exclude footnotes, bibliography, appendices, tables and graphs.