At this point, you have completed the first and second of three assignments, Individuals As Leaders in Unit 3 and Team Leadership in Unit 6. Now, you will address the third assignment in the sequence, Organizational Leadership. This is the third and final of three related assignments.
- Unit 3 – Part 1: Individuals As Leaders (Units 1, 2, and 3). (Complete).
- Unit 6 – Part 2: Team Leadership (Units 4, 5, and 6). (Complete).
- Unit 9 – Part 3: Organizational Leadership (Units 7, 8, and 9).
- Part 3 will include an executive summary section that pulls together the conclusions and main points of your research from Parts 1, 2, and 3.
This assignment focuses on the assigned readings and discussions in Units 7, 8, and 9, plus an executive summary including key points from the assignments in Units 3 and 6. The first half of the assignment addresses the primary areas of:
- Authentic leadership, ethics, and why diversity matters.
- The power of organization culture, values alignment, and the leadership role.
- Transformational versus transactional versus charismatic leadership: where are they effective and why?
- Strategic leadership: Strategy evaluation, formulation, and execution.
- Leading change: Links to strategy, the need for change, building commitment, and the leader’s role in managing the change process.
In this first portion of the assignment, describe the primary elements of leadership theory covered in Units 7, 8, and 9, including supporting evidence.
Team Leadership: Application of Leadership Theory
The second half of this assignment is the application of leadership theory to your selected business leader. Which elements of theory apply or do not apply? How well can you support your conclusions based on your research? As a minimum:
- Evaluate demonstrated leadership competencies and effectiveness of a selected leader, including leader’s ability to apply data analysis.
- Describe theory-supported success factors exhibited by your selected leader.
- Include a two-page (400–600 words) executive summary that presents conclusions and key points of your research from Parts 1, 2, and 3.