Assignment One – LP1 (50%) MAIN

| December 26, 2015

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Assignment One – LP1 (50%) MAIN
3,000 words (+/- 10%)
The assignment brief is as follows:
You will produce a written report that critically assesses and evaluates your company and it’s leadership
using Value Systems Theory (vMEME) and all the leadership theories it contains. On completion of this
Unit you be able to meet the Core Learning Outcomes (LOs);
1. Critically evaluate through theory application how certain types of leadership/management
styles differ depending on history, culture, geographic life and conditions and how they impact
strategy, people performance and productivity.
2. Critically evaluate leadership problems and challenges and your personal leadership
capabilities and critically analyse the need for future development.
Through application of Value Systems Theory you will have a tool (and the skill) to critically assess and
evaluate all types of leadership theories and worldviews that include; USA, China, UK, France, Indian,
Russia, Vietnam, Middle East, Africa, etc., etc.. Company culture and its leadership/management are
different depending on the Value System (life conditions and how individuals adapt to successfully
compete). Inevitably this impacts everything about a company – strategy, people, performance,
productivity, etc..
A suggested structure for the written report would include the following: This assignment can be divided
into four equal sections weighting 25% each. These have been presented as four questions.
I. Frist briefly describe the background of Dr. Clare Grave’s Value Systems Theory in your own
words. Then use a small example of what is currently taking place in leadership in the world of
business, finance, sport, etc., etc., or even in your sector.
Reference general information on Value Systems Theory from BREO in;
– Guided Learning Folder: Unit Session 1 Presentation – General VST Overview
– Reading Materials Folder: Graves Value Systems Theory Research & Testing
– Reading Materials Folder: Value Systems Theory Overview – Section 3
– Reading Materials: Memenomics Economics in Banking & Finance_ Book Chapter (p. 38 to 46)
– Guided Learning: American Leadership Value Systems – Example
– Guided Learning Folder: Unit Session 2 Key Characteristics of Leadership Value Systems
– Articles & Academic Reference Folder: All
– Online or other media world/business press
Learning Outcomes addressed: 1
(Approximately 750 words)
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II. Produce an evaluation of differing leadership styles and behaviours in an organisation from
different cultural, geographic and historic perspectives. To enable critical assessment and
analysis, describe your company’s culture, management and leadership using Value System
Theory and Leadership Structure.
a. Chose from one of the eight Value and Leadership Systems and Structures that best describe
your company culture, management and leadership.
b. Use a picture diagram to illustrate the Value System and Leadership Structure.
c. Next describe what Value System and Leadership Structure is present in your company and
leadership how evolved from past to present, what changes have taken place in the business
environment – local or regional or global (Life Conditions), and how the company and
leadership have adapted to those changes (vMEME).
Important Note: To write this you will have to read/refer to the Core Reading materials on Value
Systems and Leadership Theory from BREO as well as and do research on your company’s history
(Please refer to the Core Reading Schedule below)
Learning Outcomes addressed: 1 and 2
(Approximately 750 words)
III. Produce an evaluation and analysis of particular leadership issues in an organisation through
the use of relevant leadership theory. Describe in general terms current leadership
issues/challenges in your organisation using Value Systems Theory. An example of this could
possibly be issues/challenges your company is facing as a result of changes taking place in the
business environment like competition, economic, security, on a local, regional, or global scale
that your leadership and management must adapt in order to remain competitive.
1. Use past and present information from your industry/sector and company
Important Note: Please keep this part very general. This is meant to be a general analysis and
description. This does not include offering/identifying solutions, giving advice or describing what
specifically needs to be change or improved. You will be specific in LP2.
Learning Outcomes addressed: 1 and 2
(Approximately 750 words)
IV. Some conclusions about the definition of ‘leadership’ (before and after)
1. Here you should consider what you have learned about the topic of leadership in general. What
did you think about leadership before the semester then after completing the semester? As you
should know by now there is no single, universal definition of what leadership is, or how you
should lead. In this section therefore, you describe how your definition or idea of leadership has
changed before the Leadership Project 1 and now at the end of the first semester. You could
also discuss when and why different leadership approaches (using Values System Theory) may
be appropriate in different contexts and circumstances.
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Learning Outcomes addressed: 1
(Approximately 750 words)
Leadership Project 1 (LP1) Core Reading Schedule from Reading Materials Folder
• Session 1: Value System Theory Overview_Book Section 3 (p. 195) and Chapter 9:
Beige (p. 197) and Values Systems Theory in Leadership & Management Chapter 7 (p.
139 to 141) + Also read: Memenomics Economics in Banking & Finance_ Book
Chapter Two (p. 33-37)
– Listen to LP1 Podcast Series Session 1
• Session 2: Value System Theory Overview_Book Chapter 10 Purple (p. 203) and
Chapter 11: Red (p. 215) and Values Systems Theory in Leadership & Management
Chapter 7 (p. 136 to 141) + Also read: Memenomics Economics in Banking & Finance_
Book Chapter Two Purple and Red (p. 47 – 52)
– Listen to LP1 Podcast Series Session 2
• Session 3: Value System Theory Overview_Book Chapter 12: Blue (p. 229) and
Chapter 13: Orange (p.244) and Values Systems Theory in Leadership & Management
Chapter 7 (p. 132 to 136) + Also Read: Memenomics Economics in Banking &
Finance_ Book Chapter Two Blue and Orange (p.53 to 60) + The Value
System_Psychosocial DNA of Capitalism (Example)
– Listen to LP1 Podcast Series Session 3
• Session 4: Value System Theory Overview_Book Chapter 14: Green (p. 260) and
Chapter 15: Yellow (p. 274) and Values Systems Theory in Leadership & Management
Chapter 7 (p. 127 to 132) + Also Read: Memenomics Economics in Banking &
Finance_ Book Chapter Two Green and Yellow (p.60-65) + Value
System_Psychosocial DNA of Politics (Example)
– Listen to LP1 Podcast Series Session 4
– Assignment Submission Due Date: January 6th, 2016
– Listen to LP1 Podcast Series Assignment Brief
– Assignment Feedback on the Assessment will be provided on Turitin 15 working days
after Due Date: January 28th
– All papers should have the proper academic referencing and footnotes

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