Assessment 4 Instructions
What makes a good project leader?
Select a person involved in a leadership role on a well-known public project. Conducting your own research from publicly available information about this leader, analyse the leadership approach taken. Write an academic essay of approximately 1500 words and answer the following questions:
- What style of leadership did this leader deploy?
- What was the effectiveness (or otherwise) of the leadership behaviours displayed?
- What impact did these leadership behaviours have on the project across its lifecycle?
- How does your analysis compare to the concepts and literature examined in this subject?
Be sure to link your observations or deductions to the key concepts covered in this subject in terms of general leadership theory and practice, within the specific context of project management.
Carefully read through themarking guidefor this assessment task before starting your essay.
Research and References
Your essay should be supported by appropriate research, which could include academic literature, industry or government reports, practitioner-focused resources, newspaper or magazine articles, or websites. Note that your analysis of leadership theory should demonstrate a clear understanding of the relevant academic literature. You can use references provided in this subject, but you are expected to conduct your own research. You should be citingat least 5 articles from academic, peer-reviewed journals.
Also note that while you are encouraged to use a variety of sources to obtain evidence to supplement the academic literature, take care when considering which websites and non-academic sources to use. For this assessment, only use reliable and credible sources (e.g., a company website’s description of the project, Harvard Business Review blog). Note that Wikipedia and similar sites are not acceptable.
Remember to cite all your references, usingAPA style.
Note that the reference section is not included in the 1500 word count.
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