Essay on ILM Level 5 Developing Critical Thinkin

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ILM Level 5 Developing Critical Thinking
AC 1.1 Explain the difference between beliefs, attitudes and values

Before determining what is the difference between beliefs, attitudes and values. You must firstly acknowledge what they are.
The dictionary definition of beliefs is;
An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof:
Something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion:
A religious conviction:
Trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something):

Beliefs are the things that we hold dearest to us, believing that they are true and correct. Most of the time though, there’s no proof or evidence to support these beliefs. The biggest belief in many
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I can be untrusting of others and not give them an opportunity to develop.


As an individual I am outspoken, direct and unemotional. I believe these can be good behavioural attributes as they allow me to get on and achieve what I want. As a result others see this and follow. I do take into account that not everyone has this approach. I feel though that those who have more emotional and uncertainness behavioural traits tend to follow others than be leaders themselves.

AC 2.1 Identify management theories relevant to your role

Management Theories

Management theories are ideas which are general rules or styles on how to manage a company. These “rules”, “styles” are used by managers or senior staff to acknowledge and achieve the company’s goals by ensuring they encourage and motivate staff to perform.

There are lots of different management theories which can be used relevant to a specific outcome.

Classical Management Theory
Human Relations Theory
Neo-Human Relations Theory
System Theory
Kurt Lewin Theory

One management theory relevant to my role is the Kurt Lewin Theory
Kurt Lewin and colleagues carried out leadership decision experiments in 1939 and identified three different styles of leadership, in particular around decision-making.
In the autocratic style, the leader takes decisions without consulting with others. The decision is