The ‘great man’ perspective on leadership with the post-heroic approaches
This is an individual assignment. Each student must choose one of the questions below. The essay needs to be 1500-2000 words, EXCLUDING references and title page.
1. Compare and contrast the ‘great man’ perspective on leadership with the post-heroic approaches.
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2. In what ways does surveillance operate in the workplace?
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King, D. and Lawley, S. (2016) Chapter 4: Rationalization in contemporary organizations. In King. D and Lawley. Organizational Behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
King, D. and Lawley, S. (2016) Chapter 13: Power and politics in organizations. In King. D and Lawley. Organizational Behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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3. Organizational communication is more than a process by which information is exchanged. Critically discuss.
Bratton (2015) Chapter 11: Communication. In Bratton, J. Work and Organizational Behaviour. 3rd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Czarniawska-Joerges, B. and Joerges, B. (1988) How to control things with words: Organizational talk and control. Management communication quarterly 2(2): 170-193.
Keyton, J. (2011) Chapter 1: Positioning organizational culture. In Keyton, J. Communication and organizational culture: A Key to understanding work experiences. London: Sage.
King, D. and Lawley, S. (2016) Chapter 14: information, communication, and technology. Organizational Behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kurtland, N.B., and Pelled, L.H. (2000) Passing the word: Toward a model of gossip and power in the workplace. Academy of Management Review 25(2): 428-38.
– contextualization of the topic
– thesis statement
– outline of essay
– Relevant theories are discussed
– Shows understanding of theories and perspectives, such as the ‘managerial’ and ‘critical’ approaches in OB.
Evidence of use of research
– Academic sources are used to support the argument
Presentation and structure
– Use of academic writing skills
– Clear and logical structure
Focus on question
– Addresses the question
– a repetition of the thesis statement
– a summary of the essay