It would be more beneficial if you develop an aim and a set of objectives for the entire piece of work. These could be extracted from the learning outcomes and turned into a set of ‘research questions’ (before getting transformed into aim and objectives). I believe these will help you developing a better focus for your assignment.
The assessment will be a patchwork text in a critical style and report writing of 6,000 word equivalent. The essay should address the module learning outcomes, and written well from a UK writer, and preferably UK based researched. Harvard Anglia v6 -Style of Referencing (lower case) need to be done, throughout. Please see last below instructions about this.
Create a title to the essay. The essay should be on: Narcotic Drug Abuse, in relationship to the topic module. ( This has to be a global problem and then you can end up looking at it in detail (e.g. at national or organisational level). Please strictly refer to the learning outcomes and marking criteria as indicated below. (ie: What is the problem? Why is it important? What the factors contributing to it becoming a global problem? What are the causes of this problem? If these causes are not addressed, what will/can happen?… ) We are to investigate a global problem and explaining the rationale of that problem. Furthermore we have to explain the role of leadership in that problem. Discuss how did leadership contributed to that problem (this could be in making it worse or making it better)? So you need to critically evaluate this contribution using leadership theories (including the MisLeadership Concept where relevant) An organisation does not necessarily mean your workplace. In general, an organisation could be a company, a network/chain of entities (e.g. trusts), a national organisation (e.g. NHS), a governmental organisation/authority (e.g. Department of Health). In all cases, I am confident that you must find something that has a relation with your global topic so please try to have a flexible mind.
The lecturer had recommend that one to have a good look how journal papers are structured and designed (in terms of length of paragraphs, tables, figures etc.) and encouraged us to develop something similar. You are also encouraged to use issues from workplace with real data/information. You can of course use tables, graphs etc. In fact, I would really encourage you doing so as this adds value to your work in terms of evidence. UK based research is essential.
The essay should be structured so that it follows academic convention by demonstrating the flow of argument related to the topic. The essay should have clear and distinct sections such as introduction, a middle section which identifies the background, evidential support to help establish this as a concern; discussion which brings together the key concepts with rationale for selection and a critique of theory, with application and supported by peer reviewed literature. The essay should provide a summary of findings which act as the conclusion. Signposting are to be used, throughout.
Methodology/Evidence collection/Search Strategy are important.
The Pass/Failure depends on “Argument Development”, “Analysis” and “Performance improvement” sections.
Summarizing of diagrams need to be done. Labelling of diagrams should be below the diagrams.
A Rich Pictures diagram is requested alongside a COTWOE diagram. These obviously will show your understanding of how to implement these models and more importantly your understanding of the bigger picture and complex systems. When you use the figure of somebody else (i.e. taken from literature), it becomes impossible to develop this understanding (from lecturer point of view) and thus does not mark you up for it. You can use root cause analysis etc.
Personal reflection on the subject is paramount. My reflection on the subject is: This was given by tutor: Quote 1: “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton
My thought: Personally great leaders inspire their staff to reach higher and eventually dream bigger to achieve greater. My leadership philosophy is to provide inspiration to my team. Most important as leader is to be open so one can recognise his own faults, with the aim to grow as a leader and as a person.
Arguments need to be developed gradually and nicely using evidence from literature, theoretical models. Use good amount of learning and application of theories throughout. One can relate these through place of work, and make sure that you demonstrate the depth understanding by combing the evaluation, review and analysis and use the real world.
On the reflection side need to be explicit, about the writer rather than on the topic.
Follow all Learning outcomes, throughout. Use leadership theories (including the MisLeadership Concept where relevant).
Learning Outcomes and Outline Delivery
Knowledge and understanding
1. Critically evaluate major global issues and the extent to which they are caused by the actions of humanity, contemporary decision making methods, inappropriate focus and business paradigms.
Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the emerging role and responsibility of ‘business’ and leaders in such deliberations and actions.
Intellectual,practical,affective &transferable skills
3. Propose, and critically evaluate, potential approaches to solving such issues, including development of new paradigms, broader focus and decision making approaches.
4. Critically reflect on their personal position and skill base in developing the context of leadership.
To examine the fitness of a ‘business’ in a range of sectors and individuals to tackle global issues. These learning outcomes can be understood in the following ways.
• (L.O. 1) Critically evaluate major global issues and the extent to which they are caused by the actions of humanity, contemporary decision making methods, inappropriate focus and business paradigms.
Major global issues such as Global Warming, pollution events, extremes weather events and major disasters (Heat, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), Pandemics (HIV and AIDS), Global Recession (the banking crisis) obesity and famine all have a profound impact on the delivery of Health and Social care.
The responsibility for contextualising and managing these events lies with the leadership in the organisation and this is explored using theories surrounding decision making, risk assessment and major incident planning.
• (L.O. 2) Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the emerging role and responsibility of ‘business’ and leaders in such deliberations and actions.
With the development of the global environment, 21st century leaders can feel helpless in the face of the challenges. The responsibility for proposing and implementing solutions at a local level is evaluated and the effectiveness of the strategies analysed
• (L.O. 3) Propose, and critically evaluate, potential approaches to solving such issues,
including development of new paradigms, broader focus and decision making approaches.
“Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” is a management mantra. Global issues can be tackled locally with imagination and flair, creating the correct context for health providers to flourish and influence their global impact. This is at a corporate as well as individual level and may involve “out of the box”thinking
(L.O. 4) Critically reflect on their personal position and skill base in developing the context of leadership.
Leaders predominately create context. The role of individuals is key in promoting a positive environment in which excellence can flourish. The importance of emotional intelligence, organisational culture and the individual’s impact on creating this environment is examined, with an exploration of the skill set andcompetencies required