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Leadership in emergent, self organizations

Using the attached file answer the following questions in the form precribed

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 this article is to define the role of leadership in emergent self-organizations. The article says that role of leaders is to enable rather than control the future of the organization. According the article the traditional view is that the leader's responsibility determines and directs the future through strong control mechanisms. The article gives evidence that leaders should be enablers. Leaders play the role of disrupting the existing patterns of behavior and encourage novelty.

2. What key concepts guide the author(s)' reasoning?

The system's theory guides the author's reasoning. The characteristics of complex systems and the emergent self organizing behavior are the concepts that guide the author. ...

Solution Summary

The enabling role of leadership is explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.