Critically evaluate and compare key leadership styles and approaches, identifying their relevant strengths, weaknesses, values and limitations for public health leaders seeking to drive innovation, change and service improvement.
Learning outcomes been assessed
1. Critically evaluate of the role of leadership in facilitating innovation and quality improvement in public health service provision.
2. Understand and critically analyse key leadership styles, their strengths, weaknesses and limitations.
Your work should include and cover the following sections/aspects and content (as shown and stated in the table below). The specific percentage marks allocated to each section/aspect of your work is stated below. Please also note that the Level 7 marking criteria (located towards the end of this assessment brief) will also be used to reflect this overall grade. Please remember that achievement and demonstration of learning outcomes 1 and 2 are being assessed in this assessment.
Section/aspect Content to cover Marks available
Introduction An introduction to the assignment that explains what leadership is, why leadership is an important influential factor in shaping organisational culture in public health services and provides an overview of what the essential requirements (characteristics) of leadership of public health services are. 15 Marks
Discussion Critically evaluate and compare key leadership styles and approaches by identifying their relevant strengths, weaknesses, values and limitations for public health leaders seeking to drive innovation, change and service improvement. In order to select key leadership styles and approaches to critically evaluate and compare in this section, it will be helpful to re-visit the leadership styles and approaches introduced and covered in Week 1 of this module and in relevant reading undertaken. 35 Marks
Implications In this section, build up on the above section (where the focus was on key leadership styles and approaches), by focusing on critically evaluating the role of leadership in relation to facilitating innovation, change and quality improvement in public health service provision.
Some aspects to consider regarding the role of leadership 25 Marks
in relation to facilitating innovation, change and quality improvement in public health service provision could be, for example, vision creation, empowerment of others, motivation of others, communication, fostering collaboration, relationship building, decision making, strategy development, transparency in leadership etc.
Conclusion Effective summary of key points. 10 Marks
Presentation and Referencing High quality presentation that conforms to principles of academic writing and contains minimal errors in sentence construction, grammar and punctuation. The assignment followed appropriate academic conventions regarding in-text citations and referencing. 15 Marks