Transformational Leadership places an
overemphasis on charisma and personality. Discuss.
Present some examples of transformational
leaders to support your viewpoint.
10% of marks are allocated to the presentation of the essay. The
student’s work should be typed with clear use of paragraphs and headings.
Typographical and spelling errors should be avoided.
10% of marks are allocated to appropriate referencing of content. Students should
familiarise themselves and make use of the APA referencing system and should
cite and reference material properly. Students should make use of a range of
resources (books, journal articles etc) and the literature used should be
appropriate to the arguments made.
60% of marks are allocated to the analysis presented in the essay.
Students should examine appropriate theoretical concepts and frameworks.
Students should demonstrate an awareness of the wider context and present an
in-depth discussion of current issues. Better students will demonstrate
critical analysis skills and communicate their arguments in a clear and
20% of marks are allocated to the conclusions
drawn. The conclusions should identify the key themes or issues under
consideration. Conclusions should be well supported from the analysis and
highlight the significance of arguments, evidence and insights
You must refer to relevant literature throughout
the essay. This can be in the form of textbooks, journal articles, or relevant
web-based material. Student are directed in particular to the following
databases which they may find useful in developing their essay:
Complete (Proquest) Ingenta
In particular, the following journals may be
helpful to you in relation to the prescribed topic:
Leadership Quarterly (Available on Science
Organisation Development Journal (Available on ABI Inform) Team Performance
Management (Available on ABI Inform)
Management Development (Available on ABI Inform) Group and Organisation
Management (Available on Sage Online)
You may wish to refer to relevant theory or you may wish to cite
relevant research or examples to support your arguments. Remember all material
cited must be referenced using the APA Referencing system. Also please
refer to the University guidance notes on the avoidance of Plagiarism.
Please remember to structure your essay appropriate. You should use headings – and include an introduction,
main body and conclusion/recommendations sections. Please do not
label the main body as “main body”.
You should avoid using footnotes in your essay.
Bullet points and numbered lists should be avoided in your essay – with
strong, well-supported arguments from the literature preferred.
Please use “Justify” alignment and 1 and a half
or double spacing. Your font should be a suitable size (usually 11 or 12 font
While we do not specify a particular number of
references/citations to be included, you should include at least a minimum of 15
different journal articles in your essay.
answer the topic posed. Your essay should NOT
be a summary of leadership theories.
to specifically address the topic and question posed.
count includes your entire essay, your citations and your reference list.
the word count does not include the cover page. The word count ranges between
2000 words and 2500 words (so please do not ask about 10% allowances related to
the word count – your full word count should fit between 2000 words and 2500
Coursework Assessment Feedback
Date of Submission:
Leadership Strategy and Innovation
Part B: Essay
Presentation of the essay. Clear use of paragraphs and
headings and the text is free from typographical
and spelling errors. (10%)
Referencing of content. Consistent use of APA Referencing
throughout the essay with adequate citation support
for arguments being made. (10%)
Comprehensive examination of appropriate theoretical
frameworks and models. Strong arguments presented
with critical insights and good communication
skills in evidence. (60%)
Clear identification of key themes and issues. Synthesis
of core arguments and formulation of insights and
recommendations as appropriate (20%)
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