Critical Essay on the Essence of Leadership: A literature review of key theories of the nature and exercise of leadership in organisations Research Paper

A critical essay of 6000 words which integrates theory and practice. The essay must include a clear structure with abstract, bibliography, appendices, and diagrammatic representation where appropriate. Use of journal articles, research papers and texts. To contain: 1. A literature review of key theories of the nature and exercise of leadership in organisations 2. EITHER a) An evaluation of the behaviour of selected leaders in your organization in relation to a range of models and theories: in particular, a critical assessment of how the leaders guide the behaviour of individuals, groups and teams 3. A summary of the learning you can take from this assignment for your own practice and development as a leader INDICATIVE CONTENT 1. Models of leadership in organisations 2. Leadership and motivation 3. Leading teams 4. Leadership capabilities, competencies and learning 5. Facilitation skills for leaders Essential reading and referencing *Jay A. Conger 2006 The Practice of Leadership : Developing the Next Generation of Leaders Wiley *David Pardey 2007 Introducing leadership Butterworth-Heinemann *G Yukl & R Lepsinger 2004 Flexible Leadership Jossey Bass The word count will include quotations but exclude footnotes, bibliography, appendices, tables and graphs. lease ensure that Harvard referencing is correct format