Leadership Challenge: Using Sources of Power Ethically The CEO of a large company has retained you as a management consultant to look into an area of concern that she has. With many of the recent corporate scandals, she is wondering how she can avoid these sorts of problems within her company. She has asked you to research an
Identify a leader whom you know well and assess her/him in each of the following qualities. 1. Vision: here assess the Big Plan or Macro Vision of your chosen leader 2. Ability: assess the overall ability of your choice in the areas of competency, latest knowledge and breakthroughs within the field, value as a resource for
Often, we hear or read that "leadership is dependent on good communication." Do you agree? Write a report on leadership interaction and communication styles. To help you present your report, create a scenario depicting a meeting of business leaders from Japan, Nigeria, France, and India. Your analysis should include a discuss
Choose two leadership concepts (Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition - starting page 5) from the Harvard Business Review article and describe briefly. Article : http://ceo.usc.edu/pdf/Shackleton-Leadership_in_Crisis.pdf
It is my belief that when teams are first formulated every individual approaches a new team with a measure of trust in each team member regardless of potential risks that have not yet surfaced. Based on my experience, I've worked with several teams in different intervals throughout the course of my profession, in which case I was compelled to have a modicum of trust which is most often defined as "blind faith in strangers," as a result of rapid increase of change in team members, thus resulting in restarting the team building cycle of forming, storming, norming, and performing (FSNP) over again. According to Dr. Bruce Tuckman (1965) the aforementioned team development model explains that as teams begin to evolve, grow, and mature in ability, leadership styles are also affected as a result of behavioral and organizational changes in patterns. The impact of interpersonal relationships in teams will depend upon whether the relationships are subjected to positivity or the opposite.
It is my belief that when teams are first formulated every individual approaches a new team with a measure of trust in each team member regardless of potential risks that have not yet surfaced. Based on my experience, I've worked with several teams in different intervals throughout the course of my profession, in which case I w
Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 200 words in this solution. What skills do managers need today? Are these skills different from management skills of 50 years ago? Why or why not? Is a manager different from a leader? What management strategies can you employ in your current position (
The Unhealthy Hospital When Bruce Reid was hired as Blake Memorial Hospital's new CEO, the mandate had been clear: Improve the quality of care, and set the financial house in order. As Reid struggled to finalize his budget for approval at next board meeting, his attention was focus on one issue; the future of six off-site
Please help with leadership assignment by discussing the given questions: Managers have to exhibit the behaviors that they expect their followers to display. Do you support this view? Give at least two reasons to justify your stance.
Women and people of color face unique challenges in acquiring power and influence in corporations. Read this paper: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/13/womenofpr.html?page=0%2C0 Compare and contrast the ways in which the women in this article succeed in gaining real power at work.
How is mentoring valuable to leadership? What are the keys to effective mentoring?
Do charismatic and transformational leadership generalize across cultures?
What are some examples of projects that have failed due to a lack of good technical leadership?
Select and investigate an organization where teams are frequently utilized. In what ways has the use of teams led to greater productivity, more effective use of resources, better decisions and problem solving, and higher quality products and services?
How does a manager's leadership style influence his or her effectiveness in the workplace? Provide a specific example.
An explanation of organizational culture and the impact leaders have on organizational culture.
1. Will an introduction or addition of empowerment into a formerly bureaucratic organization actually result in a more bureaucratic structure than before? 2. Detail a factor that needs to be critically observed while defining the size of a team. 3. 'Would you mind awfully if I asked you to close the door?' Discuss the p
Leadership competencies. Please give me guidance on starting on this topic. There is an argument that leaders today face an unprecedented array of macro environment challenges -- globalization, diversity, fast pacing, constant change, technological advances, nomadic workforce, talent shortage, systemic impatience and generati
Reflection/research paper on an influential leader. It could be on any leader throughout history, including a business leader or other. - Research and discuss the individual's background - Describe their leadership qualities and style - Key outcomes of their actions - Opinion statement - Show research
Courtney, a sales manager, and her team of six have been assigned the task of developing a marketing strategy for a new software product developed by her company. A couple of team members propose a business plan centered on a good price that would make the product affordable. Some members proposed a marketing plan around the val
Yahoo's Bartz Shows Who's Boss Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz unveils a streamlined management structure for the Web portal, including the departure of CFO Blake Jorgensen By Robert D. Hof Just six weeks after taking over as chief executive of Yahoo! (YHOO) from co-founder Jerry Yang, Carol Bartz has now made it quite clear who
You are part of a group that is working to achieve a particular goal. What factors will determine your group's need to have a leader? You will be the leader of an existing task force. According to Hersey and Blanchard's theory, as you plan your approach to leadership, what do you need to know about the group? You must lea
You have been encouraged by a colleague to write a brief article about "CEOs and presidents" for a management journal. You have decided to compare the leadership styles of three leaders: Andrea Jung, Indra Nooyi, and Brenda Barnes. Using the Library, the Internet, and your course materials, write a document via Word that elabora
The "leading object" exception applies to: A. contracts to answer for the debt of another if the primary obligor defaults. B. contracts for interests in land. C. contracts not to be performed within one year of the date of their making. D. contracts made in consideration of marriage.
Why is it important for a technology manager to be able to explain things in non-technical terms? What are some examples of projects that have failed due to a lack of good technical leadership? What do you think are some of the characteristics a good technical support employee should have?
1. Bright, Fry, and Cooperrider state that behavior is an artifact, a reflection of intrinsic values, beliefs, and assumptions. Compare this definition of behavior to Cashman's or Argyris's. Analyze one example of behavior as representative of a dominant belief or a theory in use, preferably one that might have global impact on
How can project leaders shape employee behavior?
1) Is "who you know" always a bad thing in hiring or promotions in you view? Should it matter? 2) On the notion of "intimidation." This goes back to a dictatorial style of leadership (used to be called Theory X), "Do as I say, I am the boss." Does this style really work anymore in this environment? Should it be used? If so,
Using the article Leadership Truths what advice would you give to a company that has ineffectual leadership, mid-level managers who don't have the authority to help clients properly, very little recognition for major accomplishments and jobs well done and low employee morale?
Using Blake and Mouton's leadership/managerial grid found in the Northouse textbook, in what situations are the different styles best? Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each.
MGMT 4111 Leadership Profile Assignment Background: 1. Are leaders born or made? Research generally indicates that the answer is "yes." Both individual characteristics and career experiences play a role in leadership development and success. 2. This assignment requires you to synthesize and apply concepts from Part On