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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

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

1. Explained who gets to define the leaders in the group. 2. Explained the usage of power in terms of task completion and resource allocation. 3. Analyzed and examined how people in an authoritative position use their power and whether it is ethical. 4. Explained the impact of authoritative power on team members.

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

World Leader in the Development of Educational Toys

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

Coaching Skills as an essential part of a management development program

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

Path Goal Theory and the Great Man Theory

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