Please write a Research Report of 3000 words (Two Parts)
This is an opportunity for you to develop an understanding about becoming an effective leader, by reflecting on yourself and using a role model for this.
In the first half of the report you will identify and justify a suitable leader as a role model, you will need to do research to discuss why they have been successful and how they provide positive example and direction for you. This will include using examples from their leadership experience, research into what leadership qualities they had and how they developed these. Please use relevant leadership concepts and theories to help you analyse your chosen leader.
In the second part you will undertake a number (at least 5) self-assessments (quizzes) to determine what areas you could develop for your leadership effectiveness. You will reflect on your past leadership experiences either as student or at your internship or work. If you have not had direct leadership experience, then reflect on your self-leadership. You will also do additional research to help with your choice and to help you support and justify the areas you have chosen. From this self-reflection, decide on 3 areas for your leadership development, this might include looking at any of the following;
Traits of successful leaders, which include self-confidence, humour, humility, or generally developing good communication skills and or emotional intelligence etc. You may look at developing your situational leadership skills in order to respond to either building relationships or the tasks required to complete the job. Or you could look at any of the following leadership styles either transformational, servant or ethical.
Do some additional research to understand these areas further in order for you to develop a leadership plan. The plan will include the areas you have identified, provide a justification of why you picked and what you will do to develop these. You must show you have done your research from quality academic sources and have used the concepts and theories to support your analysis and plan.
The Research Report should include, in this order;
o Table of Contents
o Introduction-Definitions/Background of the topic, purpose of the report, steps taken to address this, line of research and statement justifying your role model.
o Findings and Discussion
o you will need undertake some extensive research to find a suitable leadership role model, this may include someone from hospitality or other fields. You will need to do research into this person to be able to discuss and justify your choice. This includes describing why they are a successful leader and then why they make a suitable role model for you. Ensure that you show evidence of research from suitable high quality management magazines and academic journals
By undertaking 5 self –assessments (quizzes) identify three areas for your leadership self -analysis. You will need to list which quizzes you did and briefly mention the results as part of your justification for the areas you picked. For example you might pick any of the following; confidence, skills in communication planning, developing the right traits and characteristics or leadership situational awareness.
From this self-analysis create a leadership development plan outlining what you will do to develop these areas over the next year or two. You will also do additional research to back up why you chose these areas and to support your argument. Please use relevant theories and concepts to back up your personal analysis and the areas you have focused on in your plan.
o Conclusion- Summing up of overall research report
Pronoun: Please use Third person when referring to your chosen leader and in first person when analysing yourself
Style: Research Report and ensure all writing is grammatically correct