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Analyze the benefits of an increased number of women leaders for employers. Do male and female leaders differ in their behavior and leadership styles in organizations? Provide an explanation of why so few women leaders reach the top. What factors come into play?

Analyze the benefits of an increased number of women leaders for employers. Do male and female leaders differ in their behavior and leadership styles in organizations? Provide an explanation of why so few women leaders reach the top. What factors come into play?

Middle manager planning a training session for your supervisors

You are a middle manager for a company and are planning a training session for your supervisors on effective versus ineffective leadership. You know from past training sessions that the use of real-life examples (from personal, work, or current events) is an effective way to transmit your message. You decide to start your tra

Leadership versus Management Definition

In a 3 page paper define leadership and management. Defend or criticize the view that leadership and management are different concepts. Give specific examples that support your position. Discuss the implications of your general leadership views.

Characteristics of Leaders: Attributes described by Tichy

1. Analyze and explain how a leader with the attributes described by Tichy developed a team. 2. Identify and describe the qualities of outstanding leaders or teachers. 3. Identify and describe a situation in which the point of view of a leader or teacher changed significantly. 4. Identify and describe a situation in whic

Describe how you would manage this situation if you were the leader. What would you consider? What steps would you take? What would be your expected outcome(s)? What if your approach does not work?

You are the leader of a 6 person team. The team all works out of an office in NJ. The team is made up of the following people: John - 43 year old (Afro-American) Julie - 51 year old (Chinese) Jinsoo - 27 year old (Korean) Arash - 32 year male (Iranian) Harpreet - 30 year old female (Indian) Tom - 33 year old (Irish) Arash

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

Predicting Superior Leadership

Is it possible to predict who will become a superior leader? If so, how would you do it? What level of confidence would you have in the results?

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.

Leaders and Organization Effectivness

Considering a leader's essential competencies, describe which area you believe is the most critical to organizational effectiveness and future success? Provide a current example of a leader who demonstrates this competence. Briefly support your choice.

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

Supervision and Leadership: Motivation

What forms of incentives are most effective in motivating you to increase your performance levels? What forms are the least effective? If you have prior supervisory experience, describe the forms of incentives that you have used for your employees, along with an analysis of whether they were effective or not. If you do not have