Understand the relationship
between strategic management and leadership
AC 1.1 Explain the link between strategic management and leadership
AC 1.2 Analyse the impact of management and leadership styles on strategic decisions
AC 1.3 Evaluate how leadership styles can be adapted to different situations To Achieve AC1.1, learners need to explain the link between strategic management and leadership. Learners need to use examples to explain the links between functions, with particular emphasis on meeting strategic objectives.
To Achieve AC1.2, learners can draw on their own practices as managers/leaders, using examples from their organisations or a suitable case study to analyse the impact of different management and leadership styles on strategic decisions. This can be developed to evaluate how these styles have been adapted to meet challenges in at least two different situations and organisational contexts for AC1.3.
Be able to apply management and
leadership theory to support organizational direction
AC 2.1 Review the impact that selected theories of management and leadership have on organizational strategy
AC 2.2 Create a leadership strategy that supports organizational direction To Achieve AC 2.1and 2.2, learners need to apply theory to specific situations and create a realistic leadership strategy. They need to review a range of management and leadership theories and models, with the emphasis on current thinking. Learners do not need to use lots of different theories to demonstrate wide-ranging knowledge but should draw on two or three relevant theories to illustrate understanding in the context of the selected organization.
Learning outcomes 3 and 4 relate to the assessment of current and future leadership requirements to meet the challenges for a specific situation. Learners need to plan for the development of leadership skills and report on the usefulness of the planning methods used to meet the requirements of AC 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 and 4.2.