Executive Leadership

The writer is a Procurement Officer in Petrotrin, with a staff of 6 under her, and 4 levels of authority above her, two years before this she was a Technical Assistant in the same Department and is seeking a way up the organisation to an executive leadership role. Her efforts were crushed when Petrotrin retrenched all 5000 workers including herself. Her personality is one of being independence, brilliant and highly spiritual, she possesses a high ethical and moral value of life and she values other individuals thoughts and their position leading to an esteemed decision. The author sees herself managing here own herbal business in the near future, making lives better and healthier. Critically evaluate classical leadership theories and assess their relevance for leadership in Petrotrin (Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago). Show knowledge and understanding and demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary trends and theories in leadership Show Intellectual, practical, effective and transferable skills and Critically reflect on her own personal effectiveness and development as a leader in preparation for a more serious role within the organisation. State year in review and note media coverage for Petrotrin Use numbered headings and sub-headings format shown. _____________________________________ You are required to write a management report which: Critically reflects her own effectiveness as a leader. Produces recommendations for her own personal leadership development. The reflection and recommendations should focus on 3 broad aspects of leadership (see details below for suggestions). Your reflection should ideally focus on current leadership experience and/or that of the recent past (i.e. the last 2 years). Important Considerations Although the report will contain elements of description to outline the circumstances, the emphasis should be on critical evaluation of your leadership and lessons to be learned for the future. You should use relevant classical and contemporary leadership theories concepts and paradigms as a focus for your analysis. You should, where possible, seek to produce evidence to support your points. The range of acceptable evidence might include: Primary research: interviews, questionnaires, written feedback from colleagues etc. Secondary research: reflective exercises, evaluation forms, appraisal reports etc. 1. Identification of relevant key leadership issues 2. Critical reflection of current/recent leadership effectiveness 3. Recommendations for future leadership development Evidence may be placed in appendices to the main report. Areas of leadership to explore include: Qualities of Leadership Leadership Skills Leadership Styles Leader-led Relationships Organisational Politics & Power Developing Leadership in Others Emotional Intelligence Team Leadership Conflict Resolution Charismatic or Transformational Leadership Spiritual Leadership You must use the Harvard Style of referencing. Books: Quiet Leadership – David Rock (Collins, 2006) Coaching with the Brain in Mind – Rock & Page (Wiley, July 2009) Your Brain at Work – David Rock (Harper Business, October 2009) Juniper Networks: Quality Conversations Web: NeuroLeadership.org – summit, graduate certificate, journal NeuroLeadership.com – brain-based coaching programs DavidRock.net – blog, interviews, audio, articles, research. Please note 1.5 spacing.