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Do managers have “power”?

If so, where does their power come from?

If not, why do they not have power? And if they do not have power, do they they have something else other than power?

Do leaders have “power”?

If so, where does their power come from?

If not, why do they not have power? And if they do not have power, do they they have something else other than power?

 

A. Compare and contrast leadership theories that you believe would be most influential and beneficial to an organization’s management practices in order to lead change in that organization.

b. Explain your rationale for choosing the particular leadership theories. Include why you believe your selected theories would be more effective for the organization than others. Be sure to address both the strengths and the weaknesses of the selected theories.

 

Part I
Choose two contemporary, effective leaders, the first from a large for-profit corporation, and the second from a small for-profit entrepreneurial company. Then explain why each leader is effective, and compare and contrast each one’s leadership style. Finally, argue whether each one’s style would be as successful in the opposite setting. For example, how good of a leader would Art Levinson, Genetech CEO, be as president of Griffin Hospital? Take a stand. Why or why not?

Part II:
Choose two contemporary, effective leaders, the first from a primarily national for-profit corporation, and the second from a multinational for-profit company. Then explain why each leader is effective, and compare and contrast each one’s leadership style. Finally, argue whether each one’s style would be as successful in the opposite setting. For example, how effective would the Griffin Hospital CEO be as Starbuck’s CEO? Take a stand. Why or why not?

We may know a bit about the culture of an organization by observing it but what about the company’s subcultures? Can you give some examples of a subculture that you might find in a manufacturing type of organization? How about a stock brokerage?? Can there be multiple subcultures? Are they good for an organization? Or bad?