You will write a 4,000-word reflective project discussing the topic below.Reflecting on your own experience of leading self and others, using conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of leadership:




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You will write a 4,000-word reflective project discussing the topic below.

Reflecting on your own experience of leading self and others, using conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of leadership:

identify two of the below attributes and skills you think are most important to your industry and justify your answer why you think these are important for success.

–  Creativity

–  Communication

–  Resilience

–  Self Confidence

Based on what you have chosen and through analysis and application:

You will produce a personal career development plan to enhance your leadership attributes and skills in the short and medium term. Your development plan will be supported by academic literature as well as analytical model

Learning Outcomes



Northouse, P.G. (2020) Leadership: theory and practice. 9th ed,. Los Angles: SAGE


Askeland, H., Espedal, G., Jelstad Løvaas, B. and Sirris, S., (2020). Understanding Values Work: Institutional Perspectives in Organizations and Leadership. [e-book] Cham: Springer Nature.

Deal, T. E. and Kennedy, A.A. (1982). Corporate Cultures: the rites and rituals of corporate life, Harmondsworth, Penguin

Dinandt, P., and Westley, R., (2021). Business leadership under fire: nine steps to rescue and transform organizations. [e-book] 1st ed. London: London Publishing Partnership

Dwyer, S., (2023). People Behave Badly: Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford: Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford University.21 (2) pp.89-91.

Franco, M., (2020). Digital Leadership: A New Leadership Style for the 21st Century.

[e-book] London: Intech Open.

Hayes, J. (2014), The Theory and Practice of Change Management (4th Ed). London, Palgrave Macmillan

Johannessen, J., (2020). Knowledge management for leadership and communication: AI, innovation and the digital economy. [e-book] Bingley, England: Emerald Publishing.

Northouse, P.G., (2015). Introduction to leadership: concepts and practice. [e-book] Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications Inc.

Ong, M., Ashford, S.J. and Bindl, U.K., (2023) The power of reflection for would‐be leaders: Investigating individual work reflection and its impact on leadership in teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44 (1), pp.19-41.

Parker, P., Hall, D.T., (Kram, K.E. and Wasserman, I.C., (2018). Peer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices. [e-book] Redwood City: Stanford University Press.

Tipuric, D., (2022). The Enactment of Strategic Leadership: A Critical Perspective. [e- book] Cham: Springer Nature

Trompenaars, F. & Hampden-Turner (2003)., Riding The Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business, London-UK, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2nd Edition

Waldman, D.A., (2020). Leadership for organizations. [e-book] 1st ed. Los Angeles, California: SAGE


Journal of Management Journal of Marketing

Journal of Organisational Behaviour Reflective Practice

The Academy of Management Journal

Please note that the sources listed are expected for your written assessment. These sources will be part of the module and their content is deemed necessary to produce a relevant assessment. Module markers will expect to see them integrated into your work and appropriately referenced.

Failure to include these sources may result in a “Viva Voce” meeting during which you would be required to explain your work and your reasons for not including these key sources.

Marking Criteria



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