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Agree that consultants' roles and leaders' roles

1. Do you agree that consultants' roles and leaders' roles can be described adequately in this matrix? 2. Don't organizations seek to hire "experts" to help solve problems? On the other hand, don't consultants often sell themselves as "experts?" What's the danger in that approach? 3. How can organizations and consultan

Change Project

Whether it is a project or process, what do you think is the role of the leadership that can help sustain the change? What image could be the predominant one to help sustain the change?

Leader Pipeline

1. Identified at least three candidates as viable contenders for the position and provided a rationale for selecting them. 2. Analyzed and determined specific development opportunities to enhance each candidate's ability to perform the responsibilities of your position. 3. Analyzed and explained how each development oppo

How do managers impact leaders and vice versa in organizations?

Some PEOPLE SAY THAT there is a difference. Northouse also says there is a difference. Management and leadership are often confused and this course will help you understand how they come together within organizations. The Northouse article provides a comparative look at the differences between the functions of leadership and m

Use of Power

Being a leader; the use of power starts with the leader. People have varying comfort levels using power. Determine which mode of power most leaders are comfortable with comfortable with. Power Modes Coercive Power Reasonable time used to successfully to complete: Reasonable time used to complete unsuccessfully:

Discuss as part of the Authentic Leader Interview Assignment, which is based on this workshop's required reading in Harvard Business Review: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership. Interview three (3) leaders, with at least one of those leaders being from an organization or institution other than the student's own workplace. The questions for the leader interview have been adopted from the HBR article and include the following: a. Which people and experiences in your early life had the greatest impact on you? b. What tools do you use to become self-aware? c. How would you describe your authentic self? d. What are your most deeply held values? How do your values inform your actions, possibly providing an example? e. What motivates you extrinsically and intrinsically? How do you balance extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in your life? f. What kind of support team do you have? g. What does being authentic mean in your life? Have you ever paid a price for your authenticity as a leader? h. What steps have you taken to develop your authentic leadership? (George et al., 2007, p. 134) Summarize the authentic leader interview findings, the resulting leadership principles, identified, and insight regarding discovery of personal authentic leadership.

Discuss as part of the Authentic Leader Interview Assignment, which is based on this workshop's required reading in Harvard Business Review: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership. Interview three (3) leaders, with at least one of those leaders being from an organization or institution other than the student's own workplace. T

Organization Development vis-a-vis organizational leadership

1. What is the role of Organization Development vis-a-vis organizational leadership? 2. Who best implements change at the leadership level? Is it up to Organizational Development to point out the need for change? Or is it best initiated by the leaders themselves?

Leadership styles

Most people have a blend of leadership styles they use. Some leaders are more flexible in applying a wide range of leadership styles while others are more consistent and generally use just one or two preferred behaviors. If two strong individuals begin a new company, their personal leadership styles will certainly influence aspe

Analyze the benefits of an increased number of women leaders for employers. Do male and female leaders differ in their behavior and leadership styles in organizations? Provide an explanation of why so few women leaders reach the top. What factors come into play?

Analyze the benefits of an increased number of women leaders for employers. Do male and female leaders differ in their behavior and leadership styles in organizations? Provide an explanation of why so few women leaders reach the top. What factors come into play?

Middle manager planning a training session for your supervisors

You are a middle manager for a company and are planning a training session for your supervisors on effective versus ineffective leadership. You know from past training sessions that the use of real-life examples (from personal, work, or current events) is an effective way to transmit your message. You decide to start your tra

Leadership versus Management Definition

In a 3 page paper define leadership and management. Defend or criticize the view that leadership and management are different concepts. Give specific examples that support your position. Discuss the implications of your general leadership views.

Characteristics of Leaders: Attributes described by Tichy

1. Analyze and explain how a leader with the attributes described by Tichy developed a team. 2. Identify and describe the qualities of outstanding leaders or teachers. 3. Identify and describe a situation in which the point of view of a leader or teacher changed significantly. 4. Identify and describe a situation in whic

Based upon your work history, define and describe a leader

Based upon your work history, do you have a definition of a leader and a description of a leader? Does this agree with what you have read so far in Northouse? The book used is: LEADERSHIP - THEORY AND PRACTICE, 5TH Edition by Peter G. Northouse The use of articles and/or journals will be greatly appreciated.

Assume that you are an inventory manager and you notice that a lot of merchandise is being returned. Discuss what might be the possible causes and any action that you might take. Although you have a hunch of what might be the cause, explain at least two steps you would take to verify your hunch.

Assume that you are an inventory manager and you notice that a lot of merchandise is being returned. Discuss what might be the possible causes and any action that you might take. Although you have a hunch of what might be the cause, explain at least two steps you would take to verify your hunch.

Leadership Styles and Behaviors

Discuss the difference between a leader and a supervisor Differentiate between task-centered and people-centered leadership behaviors Differentiate between visionary, participative, and situational leadership styles What is the most creative "thank you" you've ever given or received in a work setting? Have you ever w

Manager of a bank recorded the amount of time each customer

The manager of a bank recorded the amount of time each customer spent waiting in line during peak business hours one Monday. The frequency distribution below summarizes the results. Find the standard deviation. Waiting time (minutes) Number of customers 0-3

Literature relevant to leadership qualities and methods implement

Locate and review literature relevant to leadership qualities and the methods implemented to achieve results in today's complex organizations. Review should include: - Methods to identify appropriate problems in an organization - Reasons for the failure of organizational initiatives - Explanation of why solutions fail durin

What is the relationship between design, as a core competency, and the Return on Investment (ROI) of an organization? What influence does design and design-principled problem solving have on each of the four functions of management, which include planning, leading, organizing, controlling?

What is the relationship between design, as a core competency, and the Return on Investment (ROI) of an organization? What influence does design and design-principled problem solving have on each of the four functions of management, which include planning, leading, organizing, controlling?

Continuing with our discussion on the numerous lists

Continuing with our discussion on the numerous lists and groupings of characteristics researchers ascribe to global leaders, consider the following perspective from Black, Morrison & Gregersen (1999): Global Leaders: perspective, traits, savvy and inquisitiveness Create a forum post and discuss one of the characteristics i