Demonstrate sensitivity to how theory can assist and inform management, including HRD/HRM practice.

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Subject: Management

‘Leadership development is not just a matter for top management, but also for middle and first-line management ’.

Critically evaluate this statement.

The purpose of the assignments is to encourage you to think about and apply what you know to real-world organisational situations and settings using the language of academic writers in the MD field. This is in line with ‘assessment for learning’ principles and external validation for MA HRM. This paper is required to demonstrate the following:

– Demonstrate an ability to go beyond mere description and exposition and reproduction of textbook facts, models, theories etc

– Show critical awareness and the ability to argue coherently, conceptually, critically and persuasively
– Show facility in the use of evidence to support your arguments
– Show an ability to use concepts to deepen understanding of organisational situations

– Demonstrate sensitivity to how theory can assist and inform management, including HRD/HRM practice

For cases, you are required to analyse an organisational situation in a given case study.
Include the following after the conclusion:

Self Learning Audit

Given the self- learning ethos of this module, it is appropriate that part of the assessment should test your skills as a reflective practitioner. This should be the ‘end piece’ to both assignments. It might address issues such as:

• What skills and insights have you developed from carrying out the exercise?

• If you were doing the assignment with the benefit of hindsight, how would you do the task differently?

Here we are obviously looking for emotional honesty and depth of self- insight.