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Leadership and ManagementDevelopment: HR9737

University

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Subject

Leadership and Management Development

Module Code

HR9737
Leadership and Management Development: HR9737

Part A – academic essay (1500 words) 40% of overall mark
Self-awareness is the key to career success. Using a range of relevant literature (both academic
and professional sources), choose 2 of the core topics we have studied on this module and explore
and critically evaluate why it is important for leaders and managers to develop in these areas for
their successful career development.
You must include the following in your essay:
 A definition of self-awareness and an explanation of why it is important to the development
of leadership and/or management capability.
 Identify 2 of the core module topics from the following: giving and receiving feedback,
values, learning to work in a team, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, personality,
motivating self and others, leadership and management, and explain their importance to the
development of a manager’s or leader’s self-awareness.

Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School

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Part B – Establishing the Possessional and the Positional: A self-analysis (1500 words)
40% of overall mark
This part comprises:
 An overview of the context of your target job/profession/industry/sector with a focus on why
you need to develop in the topics you have selected in order to succeed in this chosen
sphere of work (300 words).
 A self-analysis identifying your strengths and weaknesses across the range of interpersonal
and intrapersonal skills relevant to your target profession/industry/sector. To complete this
statement you will draw on both academic and professional sources together with the
results of toolkits and/or psychometric texts you have completed during the course of this
module, including those related to your topics of exploration in Part A (1200 words).
To complete the self-analysis you must:
 Use the template provided – please download this from the Assessment Folder on the BB
site – provide a summary of your strengths and weaknesses.
 This summary must be supported with evidence from the toolkits and other psychometric
test results provided to you, or that you have identified from previous work or assessment
centre experience, or researched online. You must use at least 6 tool kits including your
results from the Career Enhancement Model of Employability (CEME) questionnaire.
NB. The contents of this table are not included in the word count for your submission
Your template answers the question – what skills, attributes and characteristics do I possess?
Secondly, you must:
 Include a reflective statement in which you critically evaluate your strengths and
weaknesses and reflect on any patterns of behaviour identified. Your statement should be
underpinned with relevant academic and professional sources
 Consider what are the implications of your current skills, attributes and characteristics in
relation to your target job/profession/industry/sector, ie. how ‘ready’ are you to enter into
the career of your choice?
NB This statement is included in the overall word count for your submission
This reflective statement establishes your ‘position’
Part C – What Next: Establishing Areas for Development (500 words) 10% of overall mark
This final part establishes the ‘processual’ – the ‘what next’ element to your career development
 Based on your self-analysis in Part B outline three areas for development – aligned with
your discussion in Parts A and B – which will enable you to bridge the gap between where
you are now and where you need to be in the future to ensure career success in your target
profession/industry/sector.
 Conclude your assignment with how the CEME questionnaire has enabled you to think
more strategically and long-term about your career development.

Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School

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Professional presentation of your essay: 10% of overall mark
 You must present all component parts in one document.
 You must use the template provided on the Blackboard site to set out your strengths and
weaknesses in Part B.
 You must present your work to the academic standard commensurate with Level 7 and
that you use APA referencing throughout.
 You are not required to submit your tool kit findings as an appendix. If you include an
appendix you will be penalised, and lose marks in this section.

Academic Misconduct
The Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards (ARTA) contain the Regulations and
procedures applying to cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.
The full policy is available at: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/qualitysupport/asspolicies/
You are reminded that plagiarism, collusion and other forms of academic misconduct as referred to
in the Academic Misconduct procedure of the assessment regulations are taken very seriously by
Newcastle Business School.  Assignments in which evidence of plagiarism or other forms of
academic misconduct is found may receive a mark of zero.

Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives:
At the end of your programme of study you will have achieved the following goals:
Goal 1: To develop the skills necessary for employment and career progression
Goal 2: Be culturally and ethically aware
Goal 3: Have developed leadership and management capability
Goal 4: Have developed and applied knowledge of international business and management theory
Goal 5: Have developed a range of research skills and project capabilities
All of the learning that takes place within modules is designed to enable you to achieve the above
goals and your assessment tasks are mapped directly to these goals. In this module you will be
assessed on objectives relating to Goal 1 :
1.1 Demonstrate awareness of your personal strengths and weaknesses and the ability to engage
in continuing self-development
1.2 Critically review and develop your inter-personal and intra-personal skills