This assignment tests your ability to critically analyse leadership practices and firm performance using academic theory to underpin your work using a real leader and business as the focus for your work. LO1, LO3.
The case study we shall be using is ‘Theranos Inc.’ a health diagnostic firm once valued at over $9bn that proposed to revolutionize the healthcare system with its innovative blood testing system. See; https://watchdocumentaries.com/the-inventor-out-for-blood-in-silicon-valley/ for a documentary film on the rise and fall of the firm under the leadership of its CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Your task is to analyse the leadership style of Elizabeth in relation to how well the firm performed under her reign as founder and CEO. Your work should consider:
Management and leadership styles.
Firm performance and measurement.
Risks, legal and ethical issues.
This 2,500-word (+/-10%) report should have a front cover with a clear title, your student ID number and word count, an executive summary of no more than 250 words; a contents page; and a maximum of 4 pages of appendices are allowable. Note, the words used in these pages are not included in the word count. All words appearing in tables, charts and diagrams are also not included in the word count. There should be a minimum of 20 references from reputable sources and referenced using the Harvard system used to support your argument. The briefing document should be professionally formatted and presentable to a Director of a business.
CW1: 2,500 Word report Evaluating Leadership in an Organisation. Assessment weighting: 70% Submission time and date: 4th November 2022 before 2 pm.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Understand and critically evaluate contemporary theories and models of management and leadership.
LO 3: Analyse the significance and impact of leadership performance in relation to overall business performance. Referencing and presentational requirements Please reference your work using the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com).
Pages should be numbered.
All work is to be submitted in Arial 11 font with line-and-a-half spacing.
All writing should be in the third person passive.
Written work must be word-processed.
The module title and code number must be clearly marked on the front cover.
Work you submit for assessment must be properly referenced – a guide to the Harvard system of referencing can be found on the Bucks website at bucks.ac.uk/referencing.
You may seek clarification from the module tutor at any time.
There is no excuse for failing to submit your work in accordance with the guidance, work that does not meet the necessary standards in that respect will be marked accordingly.
Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, PDF.
Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
You can submit your file as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your file more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version. Once you have submitted your file, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your LSST e-mail address. Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of the file.
Academic integrity means taking responsibility for your own work.