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Organizational Framework and Leadership Analysis

Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation (minimum of 15-20 pages): For this assignment, you will complete the following items:
Organizational and leadership assessment and analysis is a fundamental process that public administration leaders use to gather information, assess needs, and plan actions. In this assignment, you will build upon some of your previous coursework by analyzing your chosen public sector organization in terms of its organizational structure, current management, and leadership theories in use. You will evaluate the effectiveness of these theories, identify some key concerns, and provide some strategies for improvement for your organization.
The assignment is divided into three parts. Part I concerns the organizational structure and management theories and processes in use. The bulk of this section will come from your Unit 3 assignment and will provide a review of your original findings. Part II examines the leadership theories and practices being used in this organization and your evaluation of their effectiveness. In addition, you will examine what this organization might look like with a different type of leadership theory or practices in place. Part III concludes the analysis with the identification of some areas of concern related to leadership, and a plan for improvement.
Part I: Organizational Management Assessment
?Assess the organizational structure and management theories being used in your organization. State whether these approaches are appropriate for the current situation, and include your rationale.
?This should be a summary of your findings from the Unit 3 paper and does not need to be the entire paper.
Part II: Leadership Evaluation
?Examine the current leadership theories and styles being used by leadership in this organization.
?Determine if this approach is appropriate for the current situation for this organization.
?Evaluate and discuss the possible need for a different type of leadership that could be used. Identify another type of leadership that might be used at your organization and describe what this might look like, whether you feel it would be more effective, and any potential issues or concerns noted.
Part III: Strategies for Improvement
?Use the SWOT analysis template to determine the current state of your organization, identifying at least one issue per section. Discuss your findings and elaborate on strategies for improvement of one of your identified areas of concern from either the Threats or Weaknesses sections. Support your argument with citations and references from the literature.
?Conclusion: Summarize the key points in each of the three parts of your paper, including citations for supporting literature.
?References: Should be in correct APA format.
?Appendix: Include the SWOT analysis you completed and any additional tools you may have found useful in your organizational analysis.
Your final paper should be a minimum of 2,300 words, using correct APA style and formatting including citations, a minimum of 17 to 20 references, with at least 15 of your references coming from peer-reviewed sources. This assignment will be submitted to your instructor as a Word attachment and will also be included in your e-portfolio.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements for each of the project components.
â?¢Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
â?¢APA formatting: A minimum of 17 to 20 resources (with a minimum of 15 resources from peer-reviewed sources. Citations must be formatted according to APA (5th Edition) style and formatting. You may also refer to the interactive APA Refresher. Include APA subheadings.
â?¢Length of paper: A minimum of 2,300 words with double-spaced pages.
â?¢Font and font size: Arial 12 point.
Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation Grading Criteria
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Assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
17 %

Does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Understands but does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Assesses leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Synthesizes leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.
17 %

Does not identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.

Identifies own leadership style and discusses its effectiveness.

Identifies own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.

Synthesizes own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.

Examine frameworks for leadership in public administration organizations.
17 %

Does not examine frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Discusses frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Examines frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Synthesizes frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Assess the individual's role in providing leadership.
17 %

Does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.

Understands but does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.

Assesses the individual's role in providing leadership.

Synthesizes the individual's role in providing leadership.

Analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
17 %

Does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Understands but does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Analyzes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Synthesizes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.
15 %

Fails to demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.

Demonstrates partial application of academic analysis and writing style, however, some arguments are lacking support and incomplete.

Demonstrates and applies academic analysis and writing style.

Demonstrates thorough application of academic analysis and writing style, with few spelling and grammatical errors.
***Attached are assignment 3 (unit 3 paper), SWOT analysis, and assignment 7***

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. You are being asked to put together a 2,300-word essay which ought to cover the 20-page requirement especially if you follow the instructions and requirements. It appears to me that this particular project of yours is one of big impact in your studies. It's a little unclear as to the purpose of this paper - on the one hand it appears as if you are being asked to provide a study of a particular organization's leadership but on the other hand it appears that you are supposed to summarise your course knowledge by showing a synthesis and explanation of leadership theories. Which of these is the case for this particular project? I have made the decision of using both ideas - one which is providing a summary and another exemplification. As such I suggest following this outline:

1. Organizational Management Assessment - you will have to choose an organization (which in this case I am going to assume to be Customs and Border Protection Agency) where organizational structure and management theories will be looked into. This is already easy enough as you provided an entry that can be used for this. About 600 words.
2. Leadership Evaluation - still based on part 1, we will look into current leadership theories and styles being used, evaluate its effectiveness and suggest another that could be just as effective, if not more. About 600 words.
3. SWOT: Strategies for Improvement - a bigger expansion of part 2's recommendation, we will provide a small SWOT to suggest how the office you work in can be further improved. You already laid down your views on this; it is just a matter of putting it together. Another 600 words.
4. Conclusion - here, you will discuss your over-all view of your current organization, summarizing the points you raised in the paper. About 500 words. All that you need is to conclude regarding the current leadership styles in use and whether or not you believe there is room for improvement.
5. References - materials you cited should be listed here.

This outline appears to be a lot more workable than the lengthy description you provided but all it really does is summarize what is expected of you. Now, what we need to do is to utilize all the information from your attachment which I shall assume is your own 'voice' - your views on the matter. As such, only a few changes have been made, editorial changes only which I did to make the ideas flow and assemble it together to make a paper. In this case, it is important that w use your ideas only as this is literally based on your experience. As always, let me know if you need further help or clarification. Good luck with your studies.

Sincerely,
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
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Organizational Management: CBP as a Bureaucracy

The organization that I work for is one of the primary agencies of the US federal Government. Its main trust is to regulate and facilitate international trade, collect import duties, as well as enforce U.S. regulations, including trade, customs and immigration. It is a massive agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) umbrella and since it is federal, because of its sheer responsibility it is the largest law enforcement agency in the US. At the moment it has over 43,600 sworn-in agents and officers out of a total employee number of 58,000. The specializations of its employee-base are diverse as outside of its agents and officers it has agriculture specialists, aircraft pilots, trade specialists, mission support staff (for both domestic and international missions) and canine enforcement officers and their specialist canine units. The sheer size of the organization demands a specialist bureaucratic form of administration and leadership as the scope of the roles of CBP's officers and agents are not only vast but also of the essence to protect America's borders and ensure that its laws are enforced. For instance, it has units whose aims are to stem criminal activities from white collar money laundering schemes to the dangerous and violent world brought on by illegal drugs trafficking, human trafficking and trafficking and trade of child pornography. The organization therefore is rank-based comparable to the rank-based system utilized in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for example. Individuals make up small units where power and authority is according to rank and role and each small unit make up a bigger agency assigned according to geographic and specialist roles. Central power comes from the Office of the CBP Commissioner who is assisted by his Deputy. Leaders of his varied agencies and support offices report directly to him while the Chief of Staff from the executive branch of government as well as the Office of Chief Counsel also have a ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see specifics above) of putting together an organizational analysis and leadership evaluation. In this solution, as an example the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency is analysed and its leadership evaluated including concerns in terms of ethics, leadership styles and framework of leadership. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version of the solution is also attached.

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