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Leadership scholars recognize that the most successful leaders revitalize and transform their organizations. Accordingly, these leaders' orientation is referred to as "transformational leadership". Transformational leadership is perceived as a leadership approach that causes change in individuals and in groups. In its ideal form, it creates valuable and positive change in the followers with the end goal of developing followers into leaders. Enacted in its authentic form, transformational leadership enhances the motivation, morale and performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms. These include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to the mission and the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers that inspires them; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, so the leader can align followers with tasks that optimize their performance. Required Reading Carless, S. A., Wearing, A. J., & Mann, L. (2000) . A short measure of transformational leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 14, 389-405. Assignment You are asked to read the article by Carless, Wearing, & Mann, L. (2000). Then after having a very clear idea about the meaning of the seven behavioral manifestations of transformational leadership, asses your transformational leadership score following these rules: 1. Give yourself a score on each of the seven dimensions between 1 (rarely or never) to 5 (very frequently). 2. Sum up your scores and divide them by 7 to get your average score on the scale. 3. Ask someone who knows you well (preferably someone who works with you) to rate your leadership behavior on the scale and calculate the average score. 4. Compare the results obtained by yourself and your friend/peer. 5. What do you think about your scores on that scale? Are they high/low? What does it say about your leadership style? 6. Based on the results you obtained, on what aspect of your leadership behavior you think you should focus to improve your leadership style? How this might translate into actual behaviors at the workplace? What might be the results of such an improvement? It is really important that you get a second opinion about your leadership behavior from someone who knows you, preferably in the work context. If for some reason you can't get a second opinion as part of this exercise, be sure that you explain well why it's not possible. Just ignoring this part of the exercise will cost you part of a grade. Your discussion should deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.

Background Leadership scholars recognize that the most successful leaders revitalize and transform their organizations. Accordingly, these leaders' orientation is referred to as "transformational leadership". Transformational leadership is perceived as a leadership approach that causes change in individuals and in groups. In it

Sustainable Leadership Power

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Presentation skills developed in a course that will benefit a student in current or future workplace: what was learned in the course and how will these skills and this knowledge will help in your career?

Develop a presentation summarizing the key knowledge, information, and skills you have developed in this course that will benefit you as a student. This might be personal insight, results from self-assessments, the time tracker, the time management calendar, or anything else you may choose to include. Ensure you address the

Differences between being a manager and being a leader

"A project manage may need two skill sets to perform his/her job--those of a manager and those of a leader". 1) Differences. Conduct research to explain the differences between being a manager and being a leader. Provide advantages and disadvantages of both and/or circumstances where one may be better than the other. 2) Pr

Why do people join and lead groups?

In an outside work environment, there are varying reasons why people join groups. Identify and explain two of the reasons why people join groups and provide an example of each. Communication serves four major functions within a group or organization: control, motivation, emotional expression, and information. Provide

Strategic Leadership.

Explain why the strategic control exercised by a firm's strategic leaders is important for long-term competitiveness. Explain how strategic controls differ from financial controls.As a strategic leader, would you feel ethically responsible for developing your firm's human capital? Why or why not? Do you believe that your p

The Heart of Leadership

Thank you for choosing BrainMass for your studies! The solution is meant for guidance and to help the student follow formats and processes for topics - not for submittal to class courses as their own work. Liz Review the Leadership Model adapted from Montgomery, Copley, and Associates (1996). Using this model as a frame

Computime (Hong Kong): From Low Cost to Global Leadership us R&D

Computime (Hong Kong) Leads through Inn. Explain what role R&D should play in Computimeââ?¬â?¢s technology strategy. Explain how R&D should coordinate with the business units. Recommend what long-term strategy Computime should implement. Describe what the implications of transitioning from designing and producing products f

Supervision and Leadership 10th Edition

Roberta has worked for you for almost a year. Until recently, she has been a great employee. However, this month she has been late to work five times. Additionally, you've noticed that she recently started checking her cell phone for messages several times an hour. You have also noticed that she is visiting non-work related site

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You are the CEO of an organization with the vision to become a world leader in the development of educational toys. In the course of your development as a leader you have experienced many changes, personally and within the organization. Tell a specific story about a change and describe the effects on you and other stakeholders.

PetSmart Vs. Petco: Strategy, objectives, tactics, structure, leadership, culture

Can anyone give me some insight on the following questions: 1. What is PetSmart's strategy? 2. Do their short term objectives functional tactics support that strategy? 3. What would be an appropriate organizational structure for PetSmart given this strategy? Why? 4. How does organizational leadership and culture impact Pet

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Training that develops coaching skills, is an essential part of a management development program. Instructions *Review the information on the Accel-Team.com Web site, Employee Coaching Concepts and Responsibilities Explained. http://www.accel-team.com/publications/atPDF_EmpCoaching.html *Click Free: Click to download

Being an Effective Leader

Being an effective leader means being progressive; keeping your mind open to the varying ways of dealing with specific situations and not being afraid to try new techniques when handling conflict with employees. The article below addresses behavior modification of a leader and a follower. In this particular case the leader had s

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1. Elaborate on the following statement and support your response with references. Path-Goal Theory. Robert House (1960) model: A leader must first assess the relevant factors in the organization and then select one of the four leadership styles that fits those contingency factors best: (a) directive, (b) supportive, (c) ach

Leadership Styles

Briefly describe an organizational change you have experienced. Which leadership styles did you observe from those who implemented the change? If you also managed the change, what leadership style did you use? How did these leadership styles promote or impede the change initiative? Use the below bullets when describing. â

Your personal leadership style.

Based solely on past knowledge and education, describe what you feel your personal leadership style is. Make sure to discuss the setting in which you can apply this style. Explain how you feel you adopted this leadership style, how you feel it has helped or hindered you as a leader, and what you hope to develop in terms of leade

Identify three crises that your current organization might face in the near future. What (if anything) are your firm's leaders doing to minimize the likelihood that they will occur and/or minimize the damage that they might inflict on the company? What should they be doing to prepare?

Identify three crises that your current organization might face in the near future. What (if anything) are your firm's leaders doing to minimize the likelihood that they will occur and/or minimize the damage that they might inflict on the company? What should they be doing to prepare?

Concept of Leadership Style

Assist with writing a paper on the concept of leadership style. Include at least three cites (from the textbooks, non-textbook sources) along with personal experiences. Address following questions: Define the term and concept of leadership style. Brief discussion of a minimum of three (3) leadership styles. Discuss how o

Supervision and Leadership: Effective skills

Describe an effective supervisor and what skills make him/her so effective. Describe an ineffective supervisor (maybe one you have worked with) and what skills did he/she lack. Would the acquisition of these skills be enough to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor? Explain.

Eileen Nolland works for a small company that employs twelve people who all work in the same office. She is responsible for various duties ranging from answering phones and entering orders into the system to tracking inventory and updating client files. She performs many of these duties as a back-up for other colleagues. Over the years she has worked herself into a position as 'the go to person' for her boss, Jack Barns. Eileen has made quite an effort to gain Jack's confidence. She handles the sales staff commissions and employee benefits, and makes most of the purchasing decisions for the office. She is often found sitting in Jack's office, doing her daily work and chatting with Jack about both work and personal issues. The rest of the staff resent Eileen's connection to Jack, the boss. Many of them feel that she gets preferential treatment. Eileen does work hard, but she also has a way of setting her own hours. She is often overheard complaining about how tired she is after having to stay late at night to fix some filing error. Jack is often the one to inform other employees that he has sent Eileen home to get some rest. He often makes comments such as, 'She worked so hard last night, and she won't be any good today. I told her to go home and sleep. Be back tomorrow and start fresh.' Eileen also makes herself out to be a hero by spending time comparison shopping for things that the office needs. She then presents the information to Jack so he can see how much money she saved the company. Jack often consults with Eileen first when a major decision affecting the entire office needs to be made. Her co-workers are rarely granted this knowledge and only see Jack consulting with Eileen. Several co-workers have talked amongst themselves wondering what Eileen says that keeps Jack asking for her input. They do not think she is more knowledgeable about the clients or company than any of them. From Jack's perspective, Eileen is invaluable to the team. She always has necessary data to consider, is quick to point out benefits or potential hardships to clients, and almost always presents a solution. He wishes more employees approached their work the same way Eileen does. In fact, he often wonders why there sometimes seems to be hostility directed toward Eileen. 1. How could Jack's perception of Eileen's performance affect his leader behaviors when interacting with her? 2. How could her co-worker's perception of Jack's leader behaviors toward Eileen affect their own performance?

Chapter 5 Situational Approaches - Consistency and Leadership Eileen Nolland works for a small company that employs twelve people who all work in the same office. She is responsible for various duties ranging from answering phones and entering orders into the system to tracking inventory and updating client files. She perf

Organizational Structure, Leadership, or Cultural Factors

See the attached file. (1) In my experience, the single most frustrating part of working in Corporate America is the frequent lack of a coherent long-term strategy. My existing organization lives and dies based on quarterly earnings reports. The senior management becomes totally fixated on delivering the "numbers" three to

servant leadership

Change is hard for some people and they fear change or see change as a danger so they may engage in either avoidance which is a defense mechanism through which people refuse to acknowledge change or the existence of change. These people kind of have the head in the sand mentality. The other reaction to change is reluctance this

Modeling the Way

1. Identified a leader who is considered an exemplar of good leadership or among the most admired in the country and produced a profile of that leader's positive attributes. 2. Researched how the leader's company inspires the workers and managers to emulate the positive attributes reported in the leader's profile. 3. Rese

Team Leadership concepts at Wrigley

Read the attached article on Wrigley. What three team leadership concepts can be learned from the company? What traits or characteristics are necessary for leaders to be effective in running teams?

leader development

I'm in the military(army) and I'm having problems brainstorming about leadership as it applies to me for the next ten to fifteen years. So if i could get a generic kinda essay that i can possibly add things to. So I need an essay to reflect the future. If you need any reference, you can Google FM 6-22 ,FM 7-0, DA PAM 350-58 Lead

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Provide recognition for someone. This has to be a person that reports to someone else, because it is required to recognize this person to their manager. Remember, we are used to complaining, and moving heaven and earth to complain, but this week, put that much energy into a recognition effort for someone. Prepare a reflection

Leadership Questions

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