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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

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

Recognizing Effort: Leadership Reflection

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

1.How has the structure of today's organization changed from the organization of the past? What is the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure? Defend your response. 2.How can an organization use its culture to influence control over its employees? Is it ethical to do so? If not, can an organizatio

Employee training: Training objectives

Your team has finished conducting the training needs assessment for DNA. Performance gaps have been identified within departments. Review the results of the assessment. Complete the following tasks: 1. Create a succinct definition of the training program, as well as a meaningful title. 2. Translate the identified performance

Paradigm Shift

What does the paradigm shift from competition to collaboration? Note: This is a leadership course.

Leader-Follower Relationship

Managerial Leadership: How does the follower affect/influence the leader and the nature of the leader-follower relationship? Please include source references if any.

How do environmental factors impact managers and leaders of organizations?

Management Essay - Write an essay using APA formatting - typed and double-spaced using 11 or 12 point Times New Roman font. The topic for the assignment is to discuss - How do environmental factors impact managers and leaders of organizations? Select at least two - three major environmental factors and discuss in detail thei

Leadership organization questions

1.In which type of organizational structure do you think your leadership style would be most effective? In what kind of structure would it be least effective? Compare and contrast the structures. 2.How does a manager's leadership style influence his or her effectiveness in the workplace? Provide a specific example. 3.Think

Convincing The Operations Manager

I am in charge of sales and marketing of industrial sugar . Have a new order for a very specific sugar product, that should start production in 12 months time. For this, one of our plants should undergo significant adaptations to the current site which will include the addition of a new piece of equipment and a large extension

Management and Leadership

Explain the differences between management and leadership, and how cultivating leadership skills in managers can benefit the organization. Explain how managers can set effective expectations for their employees to increase organizational performance. Describe how managers, when applying leadership principles, can contribute t

Leadership

What is Sam Walton's leadership style? Why do these traits make him successful? What characteristics, abilities, and business leadership made Walmart successful and stand out from its rivals? Name a prominent leader that could be described as authentic. Name a prominent leader that could be described as inauthentic. Explain. Do

Implementing Change: List ways to impact leadership at work and at home

After watching the Change is good movie clip, list three ways in which it can impact your leadership at work and two ways it can impact your leadership at home or in your personal life. What was the most important thing you learned from the clip? Change is good - you go first: 21 ways to inspire change http://www.changeisg