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Achieving Success with your Leadership Project

Achieving Success with your Leadership Project

November 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book gives a complete guide to carrying out and completing a project or dissertation which has a leadership or management focus. It is written in accessible, jargon-free language and provides practical advice in all the relevant areas of research and its reporting.

The authors provide case examples of students' work from a range of contexts. They give guidance on what pitfalls to avoid, and show clearly how to structure the project, write a literature review, present personal research findings, as well as how to understand different kinds of research, assessment, and maximizing tutorial support.

The book is essential for graduate students in fields such as education or business studies, giving a clear step-by-step approach to doing the fieldwork and writing up the outcomes, including how to make conclusions and recommendations. It provides a comprehensive resource to ensure success in leadership and management projects and dissertations.

Setting the Scene
Choosing Your Topic and Designing the Research
The Literature Review
Research Methodology
Applying Research Methods
Practitioner Research
Presenting and Analysing Data
Making the Most of Available Support
Writing up
Understanding Assessment
Next Steps

A very useful book for students wishing to look at leadership as an area of dissertation study

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
February 14, 2013

This is useful text for my MBA students. Some of them found it very helpful in their class assignments and dissertation proposals.

Dr Chuma Osuchukwu
Postgraduate Faculty, London School of Business and Management
January 21, 2013

Not specific enough for my student needs, could have been on any project

Mrs Rhian Barnes
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
May 9, 2012

This text is a valuable resource for students undertaking their leadership project as part of the MA module: leadership and management in education. It offers practical advice to students on the various aspects of the project process.

Ms Rose Envy
School of Social Science & Law, University of Teesside
March 14, 2012

I found this book enormously helpful. It is written in a very accessible style and takes the reader through a step by step guide, supported by helpful examples. I thoroughly recommend it for Post Graduate students in particular who are considering or have been engaged in leadership / change projects within school

Mrs Paulette Toppin
School of Education, Bath Spa University
March 10, 2012

This is a very clear and well written guide to doing a Masters dissertation - and I will be recommending it to appropriate students as it complements existing titles that are both more detailed and more simple.

Two things really irritate - the misleading title and the limited additional recommended reading/references provided and in particular the overdominance of "Sage" publications on these recommendations

Mr Peter Murphy
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
March 6, 2012

This is a multi-discipline book that all leaders need to read. Teachers and educational practitioners should read this especially for those who need and make and implement change.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
December 20, 2011

As the preface to this book highlights, this text has the potential to 'fill a gap'. Definitely worth taking a look!

Mrs Hazel Beadle
CPD, Chichester University
December 13, 2011

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Chapter 1

David Middlewood

David Middlewood is currently a part-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Educational Studies in the University of Warwick, having previously worked at the University of Lincoln and the University of Leicester where he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working in Higher Education, David taught in schools for many years, culminating in the principalship  of a comprehensive secondary school for nine years, where awards were won for creative arts and equal opportunities. He has taught and researched extensively in the UK and also in various countries in Europe and Africa, being a... More About Author

Ian Abbott

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