[pic] EDEXCEL BTEC LEVEL 7 CERTIFICATE In STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS Tutor Marked Assignment TMA 02 Samantha Haran IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY TMA 02 Leadership Strategy and Planning for Leadership Table of Contents Executive summary Overview: There are three objectives of this assignment: 1. To identify the key strategic management and leadership drivers for an organisation of your choice over the next three years; 2.
To apply knowledge of management and leadership theory when creating a leadership strategy for your organisation; 3. To plan for the recruitment and future development of a specific leadership role. TMA 02: Instructions • There are two tasks to complete: Task 1: Leadership Strategy Report format (2000 words excluding appendices) Using an organisation of your choice, write a report for the executive team on what you consider to be the key strategic management and leadership drivers for the next three years.
In your report you should identify and justify what you consider to be the most important area of strategic policy and how this could be implemented. You must apply your knowledge of current thinking by recommending three management and leadership theories for consideration in the proposed implementation process. Task 1: Guidance (Assessment criteria AC 2. 1, 2. 2, 3. 1 & 3. 2) i) You should start by choosing an organisation for the focus of your research. i) By considering the major political, economic and social factors relating to the business context, you are required to identify the key strategic drivers for the organisation over a period of three years from the publication date of the assignment. (AC 3. 1) iii) The outcome of this initial research should lead to a summary of the strategic management and leadership implications for the organisation and its leaders. (AC 3. 2) iv) You should extend this report by identifying and justifying what you consider to be the most important area for strategic policy implementation in the given timescale. AC 2. 2) v) Once this is completed, you will need to conduct a theoretical review of management and leadership theories and, based on current thinking, apply three theories to assist the implementation of the nominated strategic policy. (AC 2. 1) Task 2: Plan (1000 words excluding appendices) Produce a plan for the recruitment and future development for a senior manager who will lead the implementation of a key strategic policy over a timescale of three years.
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Task 2 Guidance (Assessment criteria AC 3. 2, 4. 1 & 4. 2) Please familiarise yourself with the criteria below which will be used to assess your work on this assignment. This is a planning document and although standard presentation conventions associated with this type of document should be applied, creative planning formats are encouraged. Guidance on assignment presentation, structure, English usage and referencing can be sourced in the 2010/11 course handbook which is available on Blackboard. ) You should start by using the organisation selected for Task 1 ii) Plan for the recruitment of a strategic manager to lead the strategic policy you nominated for Task 1. Ignoring salary and conditions of employment, concentrate on producing a relevant job description, and person specification. (AC 3. 2 & 4. 1) iii) To ensure successful implementation of the strategic policy, identify and justify a range of suitable (leadership-based) professional development activities for this senior manager. This plan should extend over three years. AC 4. 2) Ethical Considerations If you draw on the practice of others in your organisation, you must gain their written permission to do so. When researching and writing this report you are required to treat all your information as confidential. Using course guidelines on ethical conduct for research, you are requested not to identify the name of the organisations in your work or anyone you have permission to work with. EDEXCEL Assignment Criteria On successful completion of this assignment, you will meet the following criteria: Outcomes |Assessment criteria for pass | | | | | |To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: | |2. Be able to apply management and leadership |2. 1 Review the impact that selected | |theory to support organisational direction. theories of management and | | |leadership have on organisational | | |strategy. | | | | | |2. 2 Create a leadership strategy that | | |supports organisational direction | |3.
Be able to assess leadership requirements. |Use appropriate methods to review current leadership requirements. | | | | | |Plan for the development of future situations requiring leadership. | | 4. Be able to plan the development of leadership|4. 1 Plan the development of leadership | |skills. |skills for a specific requirement. | | | | |4. 2 Report on the usefulness of methods | | |used to plan the development of | | |leadership skills. | | | |