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Comparison of Business Leadership

The analysis and evaluation of these leadership examples must be based on the concepts of business leadership management. Can you help me with the following task? You can select two leaders and go from there.

The format of the task is to be as follows:

1. Analysis and evaluation of Leader #1
2. Analysis and evaluation of Leader #2
3. Comparison of the leaders
4. Summary of significant findings and perspectives from journal entries
5. Analysis and evaluation of journal entries to chosen leaders
6. Conclusion

Here are some references you may use.

Abell, D.F. (2006) 'The future of strategy is leadership', Journal of Business Research 59 (3), pp. 310-314.
Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R.B. (2005) 'What we know about leadership', Review of General Psychology 9 (2), pp. 169-180.
Houghton, J.D., & Yoho, S.K. (2005) 'Toward a Contingency Model of Leadership and Psychological Empowerment: When Should Self-Leadership Be Encouraged?', Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 11 (4), pp. 65-83.
Ilies, R., Judge, T., & Wagner, D. (2006) 'Making sense of motivational leadership: The trail from transformational leaders to motivated followers', Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 13 (1), pp. 1-22, Sage Journals [Online].
Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., Luthans, F., May, D.R., & Walumbwa, F. (2005) '"Can you see the real me?" A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development', The Leadership Quarterly 16 (3), pp. 343-372.
Knights, D., & O'Leary, M. (2006) 'Leadership, ethics and responsibility to the other', Journal of Business Ethics, 67 (2), pp. 125-137.
Howell, J.P., DelaCerda, J., Martínez, S.M., Prieto, L.J., Bautista, J.A., Ortiz, J., Dorfman, J., & Méndez, M.J. (2007) 'Leadership and culture in Mexico', Journal of World Business, 42 (4), pp. 449-462.
Allio, R.J. (2005) 'Leadership development: teaching versus learning', Management Decision, 43 (7/8), pp. 1071-1077.
Northouse, P.G. (2013) Leadership: theory and practice. 6th ed. London: Sage.

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Analysis of Leader 1 # Jack Welch

Jack Welch is not just a celebrated chairman and chief executive of GE, but also is Professor Welch. He set a new contemporary paradigm for the corporation that is the model for the current century. It is the model that has transformed GE from its market value of $12 billion in 1981 to about $505 billion at the time of his retirement. The company continues to grow even today, which proves that his belief in the power of people was right. His success could be attributed to keen attention to details that many other chieftains would simply ignore. More than half of his time was spent addressing people issues. Most importantly he created something unique in a company of such magnitude; this was informality. He pulled down layers from the hierarchy, which had damaged the company. Anybody from secretaries to chauffeurs to factory workers could expect him at one time or another to pick through the merchandise or reach out to his pocket and surprise one with an unexpected bonus. Jack Welch's leadership style was transformational with a high value of surprise. Every week there were unexpected visits to plants and offices, which led to leading, guiding, and influencing through a complex behavior.

Analysis of Leader 1 # Larry Page

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Solution Summary

A comparison of business leadership is discussed. The significant findings and perspectives from journal entries are provided.