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Task Name: Phase 2 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 750-1000 words
Details: You are the supervisor of the clerical support assistant for the department. You have never had formal leadership responsibilities before, and you wish to maximize the possibility that you will be successful with this new responsibility. On your own (not at the direction of your supervisor), you investigate major leadership theories and models. Develop a Pro and Con list involving these theories/models. Reflect on each theory and comment on how the theory fits with your own personal style. For example – with a contingency style of leadership, perhaps this would not fit with someone’s style if that person believes that all subordinates should be treated identically.

Supplemental Links

Big Dog’s Leadership Page – Leadership Styles
Leadership: An Overview
Please submit your assignment.

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Points Possible: 125
Date Due: Friday, Mar 20, 2009
Objective: Identify the organizational behavior concepts and theories present in real business situations.

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Instructor Comments: Phase II – Groups in Organizations

Task Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 750-1000 words
Points Possible: 125 Due Date: 3/20/2009 11:59:59 PM CT

You are the supervisor of the clerical support assistant for the department. You have never had formal leadership responsibilities before, and you wish to maximize the possibility that you will be successful with this new responsibility. On your own (not at the direction of your supervisor), you investigate major leadership theories and models. Develop a Pro and Con list involving these theories/models. Reflect on each theory and comment on how the theory fits with your own personal style. For example – with a contingency style of leadership, perhaps this would not fit with someone’s style if that person believes that all subordinates should be treated identically.

Supplemental Links

Ø Big Dog’s Leadership Page – Leadership Styles

Ø Leadership: An Overview

Please submit your assignment.

Specifically, you need to consider:

All work (when using PowerPoint, especially in your speaker notes), submitted should always be written per APA expectations (paragraph/sentence structure, double spacing, proper grammar, title, abstract and reference pages, in text citations, appropriate introduction and conclusion paragraphs, spell out acronyms the first time it appears in your writing, write out numbers ten and below, etc.), and please don’t use “chat room” language (i vs. I, 2 vs. two, UR vs. you are, etc.).

In your investigation, be sure to discuss the major leadership theories and models.

Develop a Pro and Con list involving these theories/models.

Reflect on each theory and comment on how the theory fits with your own personal style.

Since the deliverable length is 750 – 1000 words (exclusive of a title, abstract, and references), you will need to use MS Word to complete this assignment.

Always check your grammar/spelling before submitting your work.

The minimum length is set by the university and IS the minimum length. I count off for less than the minimum length, but not if you go over the minimum length

Create an original post where you discuss Evo Morales as a non-Western leader. How does his background as a poor farmer differ from the backgrounds of most Western leaders? How has that influenced his perspective and change agenda? What is his philosophy for political leadership? Has he been successful?

Another angle to consider this is — how might his background have influenced his use of certain frames (Bolman & Deal’s frames)? Based on the video and your understanding of his philosophy, which frame(s) do(es) he identify with the most? Don’t feel as if you have to answer all of these questions, they are simply posed here to stimulate discussion.

The video can be found at: http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=103275&title=president-evo-morales

 

Please assist in assessing the value of Noel M. Tichy’s statement.

“I have talked about six characteristics that define winning leaders- teaching and learning, ideas and values, energy and edge. Wrap them all together. This brings me to what I believe is the ultimate hallmark of world class champion leaders, which is the ability to weave all other elements together into vibrant stories that lead their organizations into the future.