Identify an organizational communication concept that is particularly interesting to you and one that you would like to learn more about. Potential topics include: change management, diversity, public relations, ethics, organizational culture, organizational teams, crisis management and resolution, conflict, supervisor-subordina
Read the House and Aditya article on leadership research. This article reviews the history of the study of leadership and the prevailing theories of leadership that have gain empirical support. If you want you can supplement your reading with items from the Optional Reading list or other outside reading you find useful. Then, wr
In regards to Managerial Leadership: Compare and contrast Autocratic and Democratic Leadership styles. What are the pros and cons of each leadership style?
A personality clash refers to the fact that sometimes people: -basically dislike each other. -are violent on the job. -have different goals. -are too much alike. Question 2 An example of a cultural blooper would be for an American to: - pressure an Asian job applicant to brag about personal accomplishment
See the attached file. Discussion Questions: 1. What attributes of good organizational leadership do you see Alan Mulally display? 2. What changes is he making in rewards, skills and selection of key leaders that are most different from Ford's past 3. Do you think they will be embraced? And work? 4. How is he changing the
1. Identify an organization and its leader, analyze the leader's functional role in the organization. 2. Analyze the expectations of the role and how the leader fulfills the expectations of the role. 3. Analyze how the leader shapes the organization's strategy and design. 4. Analyze and justify whether the leader is
You make an excellent point about using open-ended questions. In the course of performing a review of an operational loss at the bank, I would first send out a questionnaire to the person responsible for posting the loss. The questionnaire I developed is intentionally designed to be open-ended with the hope that the person will
1. Consider your present or recent organizational leaders and the culture of the organization. Which perspective(s),(competency, behavioral, contingency, transformational, or implicit) would you say were most applied when it came to influencing those within the organization? What about the culture of the organization made this
Building Global Team Support: "Identifying a Global Leadership Team" you developed a strategy for identifying the top 15 percent of talent for development. How will you engage others to support the development of that top talent? As an HR manager, you need to create at least one strategy to support the concept of global management with local respect.
"Identifying a Global Leadership Team" you developed a strategy for identifying the top 15 percent of talent for development. How will you engage others to support the development of that top talent? As an HR manager, you need to create at least one strategy to support the concept of global management with local respect.
What are intersections of Drucker's theory of effective decision making and the Lussier/Achua discussion of charismatic, transformational and transactional leadership? Provide examples of generic vs. exceptional organizational issues. Give a recent example of organizational crisis in the news. Analyze the reactions and crisis leadership. Provide a power-point presentation on the six forces of leadrship.
1. What do you see as the intersections of Drucker's discussion on effective decision making and the Lussier/Achua discussion of charismatic, transformational and transactional leaders Where do they agree and disagree 2. Using Drucker's discussion of generic vs. exceptional issues, how would you categorize/analyze the Katri
Introduction: Organizations develop numerous teams as part of their operational environment. These teams perform different activities, such as decision-making, advising, and investigating problem-solving options. The key to team effectiveness includes identification of the right members, appropriate empowerment, and combining
Choose any group to which you currently belong or have belonged to in the past. Discuss the type of group, its intended purpose, and how it was formed. What were some benefits and challenges you faced while working in this group? Do you think it is essential to appoint a formal leader? Why or why not?
1. Culture Define culture and explain the terms related to culture. Define and describe ethnocentrism and prejudice. Give personal examples to support your descriptions. Explain the dimension of culture that research has focused on in the past 30 years. 2. Ethical Leadership Define and describe the principles of ethica
1. Who are the influencers (leaders) in your life? 2. Think of your life purpose. Why you are here and what do you want to accomplish? 3. Which of your core values will guide your behavior as you attempt to live your life "on purpose"? 4. Given what you've learned from past leaders, your life purpose, and your core values,
D Creation Lab (3DCL) specializes in innovative three dimensional color printing that enables consumers to make their computer designs tangible for various projects that may include prototypes often used for product development. This service is not exclusively extended to corporate executives; their services are also offered to
See attached file for the questions based on the Hewitt-Packard Company Case study. 1. Recommend a leadership style or combination of initiating structure and consideration the CEO should adopt to address the problems of distrust and declining morale. Explain your answer. 2. After having examined all of the issues facing
After 25 years of being #1 on the Daytime Talk Show scene, Oprah Winfrey decided to call it quits to start her own network called OWN. Some people have hailed this as brillant, strategic and visionary while others have said why end her show when she had a "good thing going." As leaders transition in their careers, they often
View well-known corporations. Research one of the companies. Discuss the chief executive officer's (CEO) leadership qualities. Answer the following questions: -Discuss 3 factors or characteristics that you think makes this individual (the CEO) an effective leader. -Discuss 3 factors or characteristics that a credible mana
Why is interorganizational cooperation an increasingly important leadership focus? What are some examples of successful interorganizational cooperation?
How has understanding of the scholar-practitioner-leader model changed? What specific actions can be taken to develop as a scholar-practitioner-leader? How can growth fit the statements made in a letter of intent?
See the questions on effective teams following the case study. Chapter 13 Leading Effective Teams Soda Can Company is opening up a new store location in sixty days. As Executive Director of Stores, you have to put together a strong team quickly. You hired Jim Beam to be the Store Manager based on his previous experienc
Leading an organization is a complex task for the reason that many of the counterparts associated with the organization are inclined to resist change regardless of the fact that changes and upgrades to the organizational infrastructure is required for forward progression. The leader must maintain an aggressive straight forward approach in change implementation without alienating his/her work force. It is imperative that the leader possesses a transformational and transactional style of leadership. The aforementioned leadership style is relative to fulfilling what the leader is trying to achieve for the reason that those two styles ensure that the leader will influence and motivate staff members to embrace the new change. Oftentimes employees and leaders become complacent with the traditional methods of business transactions that they fail to remain current on organizational trends that promotes competitiveness and organizational positioning within the marketplace. A leader must take into consideration from the beginning that resistance to change is inevitable; however, he or she is obligated to integrate an effective change management process that will enable the organization to make a smooth transition from one out-dated process to an entirely new and different process. "Part of that change management process, includes preparing the organization for a new shift in leadership methods and requires that the organization build a team-oriented culture - starting from the top-down hierarchy to the bottom up (Rosenburg, 2001). Managers at all levels must identify and leverage each person's top skills, and create sound value-based communications between team members" (Dudink & Berge, 2006).
Leading and managing are often used as interchangeable terms however there are small noticeable differences. As a comparison there are slightly different responsibilities within the organizational framework, a leader is one who is capable of broadening the scope of his or her involvement in the well being of the organization as
Transformational Leadership. Please explain in a scientific way with three cites for reference.
Claim letter requesting an adjustment. As a consumer, you've probably bought something that didn't work right or paid for a service that did not turn out the way you expected. Maybe it was a pair of jeans with a rip in a seam that you didn't find until you got home or a watch that broke a week after you bought it. Or maybe a
Characteristics of Followers Two characteristics of followers that influence the leadership process are respect for authority and interpersonal trust. People who respect authority figures and have a trusting nature are led more easily than people who disregard authorities and are suspicious of others. A general decline is
Looking at world history, identify two situations that led to the emergence of a leader. Examine which situational factors led to the emergence of that leader. Situational Factors In addition to qualities of the leader and characteristics of followers, many situational factors influence the leadership process. The followin
What is your interpretation of what happened in the BP oil spill and how does this impact their leadership in the various organizations involved? Please give as much detail as possible.
An office manager is concerned with declining productivity. Despite the fact that regularly monitors her clerical staff four times each day - at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and again at 3:00pm - office productivity has declined 30 percent since she assumed the helm one year ago. Would you recommend that the office manager invest more time monitoring the productivity or her clerical staff? Explain.
An office manager is concerned with declining productivity. Despite the fact that regularly monitors her clerical staff four times each day - at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and again at 3:00pm - office productivity has declined 30 percent since she assumed the helm one year ago. Would you recommend that the office manager invest mo
Identify how a business course you took has made you a better business leader. â?¢ Be specific and provide examples. â?¢ Identify what helped you the most to develop into the business leader that you are.
I remember in the 1990's my company at the time paid two thirds of our insurance premium. Today, my wife's employer pays zero. In addition, the ten percent deductible is now gone and we must pay $1,000 up front before the benefits kick in. That said, without flex spending, what we have is catastrophe insurance. This plan is not leading in the industry. That said: If the benefit is now a high cost, it diminishes the value and can compromise recruitment. How can companies make insurance more affordable in today's economy? 2- In many cases, the benefit package in theory adds up to 35% to your salary. If a coworker never needs to use insurance, it is difficult for them to realize how well they are actually paid. So how can companies better communicate the total compensation package and in the end, improve retention? Second Part: 3-However, in most cases, if there was a great benefit, another benefit or salary was much less. There is a fine line with being competitive and yet maintaining costs. How should management draw this line and still attain the greatest result from their investment? 4- I wonder how the national health care plan will impact employers medical insurance plans. Will this compromise many companies benefit package?
First Part: 1- I remember in the 1990's my company at the time paid two thirds of our insurance premium. Today, my wife's employer pays zero. In addition, the ten percent deductible is now gone and we must pay $1,000 up front before the benefits kick in. That said, without flex spending, what we have is catastrophe insuranc