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Position Paper:

For this five page, double spaced position paper (APA format), you can select any topic that involves leadership, for example, "Does Leadership Really Make a Difference?". The following is a brief overview of what constitutes a 'position paper':

A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to. Ideas that you are considering need to be carefully examined in choosing a topic, developing your argument, and organizing your paper. It is very important to ensure that you are addressing all sides of the issue and presenting it in a manner that is easy for your audience to understand. Your job is to take one side of the argument and persuade your audience that you have well-founded knowledge of the topic being presented. It is important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims, as well as to address the counterclaims to show that you are well informed about both sides. Once your topic is selected, you should do some research on the subject matter. While you may already have an opinion on your topic and an idea about which side of the argument you want to take, you need to ensure that your position is well supported. Listing out the pro and con sides of the topic will help you examine your ability to support your counterclaims, along with a list of supporting evidence for both sides. A generic sample outline for a position paper contains: An introduction, counter argument, your argument, and your conclusion.

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//Before writing about the influence of leadership in today's economy, we will first explain the importance of leadership in today's economy. Followed by this, we will explain the positioning of the paper favoring that leadership affects today's economy//

Introduction

Leadership has been defined as a process where an individual has the power to provide aid and support other people, so that the common task could be accomplished. The leaders are an asset to the economy as it influences people to face the challenges and apply best possible solution to overcome the problems (Gallos, 2008). Leadership plays an important role in today's global economy, as the world cannot achieve the long term success without effective leadership. The leaders have the power to create a safe economy in the whole world. An effective leader has the power to apply major tools in today's economy, so that the challenges could be overcome and innovative ideas could be introduced to break down the barriers.

In the paper, we will shed some light on leadership affects today's economy. It is a fact that the leaders are the pillar and the economy cannot sustain for a long time if the leaders do not apply their innovative ideas in bringing changes in the economy. The leaders have given an edge to some part of the economy by being a big player in developing new ideas, which could prove fruitful for the economy. Arguments in favor to this concept will be explained in detail in the coming part of the paper with some evidence, which will make the claims sound. Other than this, counter claims will also be addressed so that the audience gets well informed with both sides of the given positioning paper. Finally, conclusion will be drawn out, which will favor that leadership affects today's economy.

Positioning

Leadership affects today's economy by acting in nine ways, which are most essential for a strong leader to have so that the economy could be benefited in the best manner. The leader firstly acts as a navigator who works quickly and effectively when any key issue arises in the economy. For example, he implements leverage opportunities and solves out the issues. The leader secondly acts as a strategist who sets long range of goals, so that the economy can face challenges in the best possible manner. The leader thirdly acts as an entrepreneur who identifies new ideas and opportunities. The leader fourthly acts as a mobilizer who builds the stakeholder in such a manner where tasks could be accomplished quickly. The leader fifthly, acts as an advocate who attracts and retains the best pool of resources at the right time and at the right place. The leader sixthly acts as a captivator who drives the workforce to act in a passionate manner. Next, the leader acts as a global thinker who forms that information which is unique and helps the economy in achieving the overall objective. Next, the leader act as a change driver who brings appropriate changes according to the needs and requirements of the economy. Finally, the leader also acts as an entrepreneur guardian making courageous decision (Appelbaum & Paese, n.d.).

//Moving on, it can be said that leadership affects today's economy as their decision making power has helped many economies to come out of major global crisis problem. Arguments in favor of this statement are explained below//

Arguments in Favor

In the introduction part, it has been highlighted that the leaders are an important part of the economy, as they mold it in such a manner that specific challenges could be overcome by providing possible solutions. Leadership helps in creating new ways for people so that the economy could have benefit in the long run. From date back to today, leaders have been able to solve many issues, which have helped in providing the economy with sustainability. The leaders first understand the problem, which the economy is currently facing and then, they mobilize the change in the best possible manner. For example, the organization which has achieved growth in the global economy is because of the leaders who have made extra efforts in introducing new and innovative ideas, which give an edge to the firm against the rival companies.

The leaders have applied various possible theories, like behavioral theory, trait theory, functional theory, etc. So that the economy could be provided with best solutions in achieving the overall objectives. It has always been seen that a strong economy has ...

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