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Leadership in Complex Organizations

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These online assignments will involve the development of highly concise and coherent written responses (in essay format) to the assigned article (no longer than 1 single-spaced page). Bullet points, single-sentence explanations, and outlines are not acceptable and will receive a zero. This is a critical writing exercise. Online assignments should address the following questions (critical analysis model):

1. What is the main purpose of the article?
2. What key concepts guide the author(s)' reasoning?
3. What are the assumptions underlying the author(s)' reasoning?
4. What are the implications of the article's line of reasoning?

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1. What is the main purpose of the article?

The main purpose of the article is to apply complexity theory to leadership behavior. The author applies complexity theory to organizations and says that it helps understand the emergence of structure, fitness and innovation in the organization. The article says that how this emergence is affected by leadership is understood by this analysis. The author says that this emergence is influence by vibrancy which is a system that has a tendency to change and has the ability to retain information about their changes. The author says that such systems are akin to moderately coupled networks. These are sufficiently loose to enable vibrancy for generating innovation. ...

Solution Summary

The answer to this problem explains the application of systems theory to leadership. The references related to the answer are also included.