Theoretical developments in leadership
You are required to demonstrate your ability to critically analyse and theoretical developments in leadership
understanding with regard to current research and practical application for today’s leaders.
You are to write a 1500 word essay where you discuss what you consider to be the major challenges of
leadership in today’s world.
Your essay needs to show evidence of reading widely on this topic and you should draw on at least six (6)
academic articles. You must consider the following questions:
1. What are the challenges of leading an organisation in today’s world?
2. What needs to change in the way we frame and understand leadership if we are to meet the challenges of
leading in such complex and uncertain times?
3. What would be your main recommendations for improving the quality of leadership development programs?
Comment on how your recommendations would help to address some of the limitations of approaches used to
date to develop both leaders and leadership.