Your task is to critically analyse the two articles with an emphasis on the theories, values, and assumptions that underpin each article. Your critique will be based on criteria relating to the nature of leadership, the assumptions and values presented in each of the articles and the relationship to leadership practices.
Support your critical analysis using relevant literature and examples from your own work experience/s.
Your critique should address the following points using the illustrated structure:
Introduction (approx. 200 words)
Critique (approx. 1800 words)
Provide a brief overview of each article by discussing the authors’ position in the two articles in your own words rather than material you have read. In providing your overview of the articles, consider the following questions:
What arguments are the authors trying to raise? Compare and contrast the arguments raised.
What theoretical perspective are discussed?
What underlying assumptions and implicit arguments are evident?
What conclusions have been drawn by the authors?
Then, discuss what the authors’ stance means for leaders, followers, organisations, and society:
Do you agree with what the authors are saying?
Identify a relevant leadership theory that exemplifies the ideas raised in each of the articles and the relationship to leadership as a practice.
Provide practical examples of the theory in practice
What has been the learning experience you can identify from each article?
Provide a practical example of how you could implement this learning as a leader and as a follower. That is, how would you use the theory/research/model in the role of leader to improve practical leadership for your specific workplace?
Conclusion (approx. 200 words)
References (minimum of six (6) excluding the two set articles)