This TMA is based on your selection of a leadership example. In order to complete this TMA you need to have material that identifies a leadership example and gives insight into how collective leadership concepts inform the practices in the example selected. You may base your answer on one of the following:
a group of leaders or leadership practice you know about through researching them (that is, they are not known to you)
your own experience of working within a collective leadership practice or group
a group of leaders or leadership practice you have observed first-hand.
You will have collected some examples in your studies to help you justify and substantiate your choice throughout the assessment. In the case of publicly known leaders, groups or organisations these could include:
recordings or texts of speeches
a visual representation (stored in OpenStudio and referenced as such, not included in the body of your assessment).
If you focus on your experience, then the evidence will take a different form, for example:
your own written reflections
your own observations
your own account of conversations with leaders and followers
a visual representation of your own experience (stored in OpenStudio and referenced as such, not included in the body of your assessment).
It is important to include a reference list at the end of the report referencing all your sources. If you are referencing material that cannot be checked online, please store it in OpenStudio to enable your marker to look at it if they need to.
Provide a brief descriiption of the leadership example you have selected and explain why you have done so (200 words). (10 marks)
Analyse the example in respect of collective leadership using two concepts drawn from Block 3 (1400 words). (60 marks)
Using at least one concept from Block 3, offer written advice to the leader(s) or related organisation within your leadership example in respect of how they could develop and improve collective leadership practice (400 words). (20 marks)
For the first question you should give a brief descriiption of the leadership example you are going to focus on. Do not go into excessive detail, but provide enough to give a sense of this group and/or leadership practice and the context in which the example you use unfolded; and provide a justification for why you chose them, that is, why they are particularly relevant to collective leadership.
This is the central piece of the TMA and attracts the most marks. This part of the TMA requires you to use concepts in the block to analyse an example of leadership based upon the evidence you have selected. There are many concepts in Block 3 and you are required to use two. A concept can mean a theory of leadership or an aspect of a theory of leadership from Block 3. A critique of a particular leadership theory or the idea of leadership in general will not count as one of these two concepts but can be drawn upon in addition to your two chosen leadership concepts.
It does not matter which two leadership concepts you select; however you should choose those which you think offer insight into your chosen example from a collective leadership perspective. You have already completed several tasks related to this TMA in your TMA builder activities.
In writing this part of the TMA you need to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts you choose and your ability to apply these concepts to a real case. You should use the evidence to explore and analyse the leadership using concepts to inform your analysis. Long descriiptions of what groups have done without reference to concepts will not attract many marks, nor will long descriiptions of concepts without application to leadership practice.
In answering this question think of yourself as offering advice to the leader or related organisation on how collective practices of leadership might be improved (note, if you are focusing on your own leadership practice, you may be offering developmental advice to yourself). The particular advice should be grounded in one concept from this block; this can be a concept already used in Question 2 but it does not need to be. Your answer to this question will draw upon both your analysis in Question 2 and the evidence you have collected for this TMA. You should seek to use the concept you select to offer practical and tangible advice to an individual leader, group or organisation, showing its practical relevance for their development. Think of yourself as a coach to this person, group or organisation, who are looking for ways of developing themselves. In your answer you need to use a concept from Block 3. Do not spend an excessive number of words describing the concept; instead focus on the practical implications of the concept you have chosen.
Assessment tasks This TMA is based on your selection of a leadership example. In
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