Portfolio Part 1: Individual Leadership Presentation – Academic analysis and application of leadership theory, including self-assessment of leadership traits, skills, style
LO1: Analyse current leadership theories and models and demonstrate how these are applied in practice
The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and to critique and apply leadership theory to your chosen leader. You should also present an analysis of your own self-assessment of your leadership traits/ skills briefly here and then expand it in your Portfolio Self-reflection section (Part 2)
Your Individual presentation is a 5-minute video on Leadership. You should put YouTube video link at the bottom of the cover page of your portfolio submission which should have screenshots of a maximum of 7 PowerPoint slides that supports your video. The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and to critique and apply leadership theory to your chosen leader.
This first part of your portfolio is an individual presentation where you must demonstrate your understanding of leadership theory. For your presentation you must select a leader and critically apply at least 2 types of leadership theory you have studied on the module e.g. Trait and Transformational Theory. You must use academic referencing, using the module materials e.g. Northouse, Kotter. You must show how the leader demonstrates (or not) the theory and provide some critique on the theory. For example, What is Trait Theory? how do the traits, behaviours, style of your leader relate to the 4I’s of Transformational Theory? You could for example critique whether it is always good to be ‘charismatic in business. What about ethical leadership? What does the theory say and how can you apply it to your leader?
Having completed self-administered questionnaires on leadership styles and preferences, this presentation will expect you to briefly evaluate your style against the leadership theory you have studied as well as developing your self-reflection in more depth in your Portfolio Part 2: Self-reflective Piece.
- Choose a leader from one of the following categories:
- You should analyse and critically apply 2 appropriate leadership theories/ models or theories that have been discussed during the first semester.
- Make sure you use the academic journal articles and books recommended on weblearn and in the reading list in your presentation and you must reference correctly according to the Harvard Reference system – see library website for guidance.
- Your Presentation must include 7 references from at least 3 of the academic journal articles we have studied and your wider academic reading e.g. Northouse/ Academic Journal Articles and Business quality references e.g. FT/ Economist/ Forbes.